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FPRI's Jacques deLisle has Latest E-Note Picked Up by Penn News Today

deLisle's recent E-note about the significance of Taiwan’s presidential election and its impact on relations with China was recirculated by Penn News Today, a daily newsletter of the University of Pennsylvania sent to over 97,000 individuals.

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FPRI's Terry Cooke Named Assistant Director of the Fox Leadership Program at UPenn

Congratulations to FPRI Senior Fellow Terry Cooke on being named Assistant Director of the Fox Leadership Program at UPenn. founded in 2014, Fox Leadership International equips and empowers Penn students and recent alumni for present and future roles as ethical and effective 21st Century leaders.

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FPRI's Michael Boyle Quoted by Voice of America on Drone Competition in the South China Sea

“The area over the disputed islands in the South China Sea and the East China Sea is increasingly a prime area for drone competition. They have a number of advantages: drones can identify changes on the ground in the islands and provide photographic evidence of military build-ups.”

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FPRI Fox Fellow Clint Watts Quoted by Philly.com about ISIS-Inspired Attack on Philadelphia Police Officer

"An attacker could be someone who has harbored hostilities for a long time and reinvents himself as an ISIS follower 'to make his act seem more prolific and valuable.'"

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2015 Annual Report

We are pleased to share our 2015 Annual Report.

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FPRI's Lawrence Husick Named Judge of 2016 Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards

Citing his specific expertise in marine products and equipment, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced that Husick will be one of eight judges who will evaluate 77 product entries this year for the 2016 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards.

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FPRI's Michael Cecire Cited in Georgia Today on Why the West Should Support Georgia

“With Russia looming on Georgia’s northern borders, and its forces garrisoning the Georgian separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, a certain amount of pragmatism from Tbilisi is essential to ensure stability...but a pro-Russia drift in Georgia would threaten the country’s Western moorings, making it dominated by Russia by default.” 

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FPRI's Vincent Wei-Cheng Wang Named Humanities and Sciences Dean of Ithaca College

“I am excited about this opportunity to bring my knowledge and experience to Ithaca College at a pivotal time. Being a first-generation college student myself, I firmly believe in the power of education. Ithaca has much to offer, and I am honored to join this community.”

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FPRI Fox Fellow Clint Watts Interviewed on NPR's Morning Edition about ISIS-Inspired Police Shooting in Philadelphia

"Someone who has deep psychological issues, some sort of problems in their local environment, picks up a weapon, and conducts an attack and then attributes it to a group like ISIS and before that al-Qaida. The connections to the actual terrorist group are nonexistent, so that's why, so far in this case, I'd say it is more inspired by current events than a particular ideology."

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New Middle East Senior Fellow

Dr. Benedetta BertiFPRI is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Senior Fellow in FPRI’s Program on the Middle East, Dr. Benedetta Berti. Though Dr. Berti has been writing for FPRI since 2011, we are excited to formally welcome her to the FPRI team. To access her work for FPRI, click here. To learn more about Dr. Berti, visit her personal website here.

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