August 15, 2017

Preview of FPRI Calendar for Fall 2017

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The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to provide this preview of our spring season of events. Be on the lookout for our full calendar, hitting mailboxes soon. For information on how to register for individual events, please contact our Events Coordinator Rachel Hemler at [email protected] or (215) 732-3774 x 112.

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August 15, 2017

Fox Fellow Clint Watts and Colleagues Launch Hamilton 68

Hamilton 68 Dashboard at the Alliance for Securing Democracy displays in near real time what Vladimir Putin wants American audiences talking about in social media. The page captures Twitter feeds showcasing two things: 1) Russia’s overt, state sponsored propaganda aimed at English speaking audiences and  2) Content promoted by Bots and Trolls linked to Russian influence […]

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August 9, 2017

Associate Scholar Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein Quoted in the Washington Post on U.N. Sanctions on North Korea

Notably, it appears to remove parts of the old sanctions that aimed to avoid “adverse humanitarian consequences” for civilians, Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein, an associate scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, observed on the North Korean Economy Watch blog. “In sum, the new resolution appears much more holistic than its predecessors in fully cutting off North Korea’s most central export […]

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August 7, 2017

Senior Fellow Jeremy Black’s Book “Air Power: A Global History” Reviewed on H-Net

Jeremy Black. Air Power: A Global History. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 386 pp. $38.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4422-5096-3. Reviewed by Mike Hankins (Kansas State University) Published on H-War (August, 2017) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey   The field of air power history, much like the airplanes it studies, is in a state of fast evolution. Older works that focus almost entirely on […]

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August 7, 2017

Fox Fellow Clint Watts Interviewed by the Washington Post on the Trump Administration’s Response to Russian Hackers

“It’s the biggest issue going on in our politics right now, and there’s nothing,” says Clint Watts, an information warfare expert at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. When I ask him what the Trump administration has been doing to fight back against foreign influence campaigns, he groans. “No action. No plans, no execution, no willingness to […]

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July 31, 2017

Templeton Fellow Ed Turzanski Quoted in CNBC on China and North Korea

The president is “not going to cut a deal with Xi,” said Ed Turzanski, an international policy and national security expert at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Turzanksi worked in the U.S. intelligence community during the Reagan administration. According to Turzanski, leaders such as China’s Xi and Russia‘s President Vladimir Putin “are not interested in forming personal relationships […]

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July 31, 2017

Fox Fellow Clint Watts’ Senate Testimony Quoted in Huffington Post

In March testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, former FBI agent Clint Watts explained that the Trump team and Moscow-linked media, including the site Wikileaks, spent months amplifying each other’s sharing of false information and conspiracy theories, helping the Kremlin get more bang for its buck. “Part of the reason active measures [by Russia] have […]

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July 28, 2017

FPRI’s Adrian Basora elected to Nasdaq Futures Board of Directors

Nasdaq, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announces the appointment of nine directors to Nasdaq Futures, Inc. Board. Directors will serve a one-year term.   The names and titles of directors appointed to the Board of Nasdaq Futures, Inc. are highlighted below: Mark L. Alderman, Chairman, Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies Eric Aldous, Managing Director & Global Head of Futures, […]

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July 27, 2017

Tally Helfont Quoted in Arab News on Hamas

Tally Helfont, director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Programme on the Middle East, said that Hamas has not taken any actions that would warrant its removal from the EU terrorism blacklist. She told Arab News: “Daily activities in Gaza are evidence of this. What’s more, the recent amendment of Hamas’ charter seems to have […]

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July 26, 2017

2017 Mid-Year Update – Program on the Middle East

In the first half of 2017, the activities of FPRI’s Middle East Program significantly raised the Institute’s profile by engaging with key foreign policy debates taking place in government, in the think tank world, in academia, and in the media.

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