Scholars in the News

August 25, 2017

Asia Program Director Jacques deLisle Appeared on [email protected] to discuss North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have entered into “a cycle of escalation” over the latter’s nuclear threats (targeting Guam). Both sides are indulging in “belligerent rhetoric,” to appeal to different domestic constituencies, according to Jacques deLisle, a professor of law and of political science at the University of Pennsylvania Law School […]

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In The News: Jacques deLisle
August 22, 2017

Fox Fellow Clint Watts’s Bot-Tracking Website Criticized by Russian-Controlled Sputnik News

Sputnik News When the Hamilton 68 website was launched on August 3 it was heralded as a potential game-changer. The site’s founder, former FBI Special Agent Clint Watts, told the Business Insider website it would “track Russian propaganda in near-real time.” Nineteen days later, what has it come up with? The people behind the Hamilton 68 dashboard claimed they were able to track […]

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In The News: Clint Watts
August 20, 2017

Fox Fellow Clint Watts Was Interviewed by NPR on Russian Twitter Bots

NPR This week, it was Steve Bannon’s turn, the latest White House staffer to lose his job. A Twitter campaign this month, though, would’ve had the national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, ousted instead. You may have seen the hashtag on Twitter #FireMcMaster. Turns out there was a Russian hand in the mix. The #FireMcMaster hashtag […]

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In The News: Clint Watts
August 17, 2017

Templeton Fellow Ed Turzanski Was Quoted by CNBC on Trump and North Korea

CNBC “From my perspective, the difference in terms of what happened here wasn’t what the president said, but it’s what Jim Mattis said: If you launch a missile our way, ‘game on,’” said Edward Turzanski, an international policy and national security expert at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, a think tank in Philadelphia. “Jim Mattis […]

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In The News: Edward A. Turzanski
August 15, 2017

Arthur Waldron Was Quoted by the South China Morning Post on Trump’s Probe into China Trade Practices

South China Morning Post In an editorial published hours before the signing ceremony, China’s state-run Xinhua news agency said Washington’s threat to investigate China’s trade practices would “harm mutually beneficial China-US trade ties and ultimately hurt American consumers”. The investigation “will lead to tension and it will cause pain” for companies invested in China, Arthur […]

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In The News: Arthur Waldron
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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In The News: Clint Watts
August 13, 2017

Fox Fellow Clint Watts Was Quoted by Wired on Russia’s Subversion of Democracy Through Tech

Wired “It’s the same playbook they used in the Cold War era,” says Clint Watts, a researcher at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. In the 2016 election, he says, Russia “just used a digital battlefield instead of an analog one. They didn’t do anything in terms of strategic doctrine that was different. It was just […]

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In The News: Clint Watts
August 9, 2017

Templeton Fellow Ed Turzanski Was Quoted by CBS Philly on Trump’s North Korea Rhetoric

CBS Philly Foreign policy analyst Ed Turzanski told Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that Donald Trump’s reaction to North Korea’s nuclear saber-rattling is a needless escalation to a potential international crisis. “The President yesterday, his supporters may say, you tell him Donald, we’re going to rain fire on your behinds, it’s not helpful. You ought […]

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In The News: Edward A. Turzanski
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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In The News: Jeremy Black