The cynic in me says that every country runs propaganda in other countries, especially the US, but Norway got caught. One hand of the government was upset enough to release the reports. I wonder how much influence is bought by 250 million kronor ($42.5 million) annually.
Interesting quote: "Norway is, after Qatar and the UAE, the largest foreign government contributor to Brookings..." (later) "Only Qatar and the UAE give more money than Norway two foreign policy research Conducted by think tanks and research institutes, but Norway distributes funds two a wider range of grantees." I would like to see the reports on where they send their money and what they get for it given Qatar's position as one of the leading state sponsors of international terrorism these days.