Scholars in the News

May 26, 2017

Clint Watts Interviewed by Snopes on the Seth Rich Conspiracy Theories

Russia has a vested interest in distracting attention away from the investigation into whether members of President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with the Kremlin, and the Seth Rich story provided an opportunity to do so. Clint Watts, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation counterterrorism agent and fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute told us: […]

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In The News: Clint Watts
May 24, 2017

Templeton Fellow Ed Turzanski Quoted by CBS on Trump’s Saudi Arabia Address

“Trump is threading a needle very carefully, very tactfully. Look, criticize him for his Twitter use, for any number of things, but this first leg of this trip was a very strong success. It created leverage for us in our dealings with the Saudis because of the arms deal and, also, he spoke to them […]

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In The News: Edward A. Turzanski
May 18, 2017

FPRI Senior Fellow Mitchell Orenstein Interviewed by Snopes

Snopes Mitchell Orenstein, senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and professor of Russian and Eastern European Studies at University of Pennsylvania, told us it was no accident that the Russian government officials came to visit and reporters started getting treated harshly: I think the issue is that they excluded the American press and […]

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In The News: Mitchell Orenstein
May 15, 2017

Fox Fellow Clint Watts Featured on Slate’s The Gist

We’re zooming out on Russia’s influencing machine with the help of Clint Watts, the national security expert who had a star turn in March with his soundbite-ready testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Watts explains why the partisan skew on fake news is “kind of garbage.” Plus, he has tips for testifying—just in case you […]

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In The News: Clint Watts
May 15, 2017

FPRI’s Clint Watts Featured on NPR’s Morning Edition

Rachel Martin talks to former FBI special agent Clint Watts about where the bureau’s investigation into Russian meddling is headed now that the agency’s director, James Comey, has been fired. Click here to listen.

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In The News: Clint Watts