Scholars in the News

April 10, 2018

Michael Cohen Has a Big Problem

The Atlantic Whatever evidence federal prosecutors have collected concerning Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime attorney, it is most likely extraordinarily strong. Before federal agents raided Cohen’s home, hotel room, and office Monday afternoon, they would have had to convince high-ranking officials at the Department of Justice and a federal judge that a search warrant was […]

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In The News: Clint Watts
April 10, 2018

Research Associate Thomas J. Shattuck Quoted by CNBC on U.S.-Taiwan Relations

Thomas J. Shattuck was quoted by CNBC on John Bolton’s relationship to Taiwan, the Taiwan Travel Act, and cross-Strait relations. The institute’s new office is scheduled to open later this year, and Bolton may attend the event, according to Thomas Shattuck, research associate at the Foreign Policy Research Institute: “It’s a good opportunity for him […]

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In The News: Thomas J. Shattuck
April 2, 2018

Associate Scholar Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein Quoted in Realnoe Vremya

Realnoe Vremya Last week, Russian representatives travelled to North Korea to discuss the idea of opening a new bridge between the two countries, reports The Washington Post. Currently, there is one lone crossing on the 17-kilometre border: the Friendship Bridge over the Tumen River offers the two nations a fairly basic rail connection. At the same […]

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March 9, 2018

Senior Fellow Stephen Kotkin Quoted in the Wall Street Journal on Putin’s Presidency

The Wall Street Journal Russia votes on March 18 in a presidential election that is, let’s agree, lacking in any competitive tension. In fact, says Stephen Kotkin, Vladimir Putin’s re-election is “preordained, a superfluous, if vivid, additional signal of Russia’s debilitating stagnation.” Few Americans understand Russia better than Mr. Kotkin, who late last year published […]

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In The News: Stephen Kotkin
March 9, 2018

Eurasia Program Co-Chair John R. Haines Quoted in Talk Media News on Trump Meeting Kim Jong Un

Talk Media News “President Trump should meet with Kim Jong Un, as long as the U.S. and North Korea agree to the logistics of the event so that it does not serve as a massive propaganda success for Kim Jong Un that helps stabilize his increasingly insecure regime,” said Ryan Mauro, director of Clarion Intelligence […]

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In The News: John R. Haines
March 8, 2018

Fox Fellow Clint Watts Appeared on a Princeton-Hosted Panel to Discuss the Future of Democracy

Princeton University While propaganda is hardly a new tactic of war, technology has made it easier, faster and more effective. Defending America’s democracy from the dissemination of fake news and disinformation through traditional and social media is a top concern for today’s policymakers. A daylong conference, “Defending Democracy: Civil and Military Responses to Weaponized Information,” […]

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In The News: Clint Watts
March 8, 2018

Senior Fellow Marc Sageman Cited by Ahram Online on Jihadists

Ahram Online Sageman says the international media’s image of the jihadist as an desperate, brainwashed young bachelor with no diploma is usually false, but are all his assessments convincing? The stereotype of the poor, uneducated jihadist is largely incorrect, and this does not surprise anybody who has looked closely at the matter. At least a […]

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In The News: Marc Sageman
March 8, 2018

Fox Fellow Clint Watts Quoted in the Nation on the Overestimation of Russian Influence in the West

The Nation Hamilton 68 co-founder Clint Watts recently admitted that he is no longer “convinced on this bot thing,” telling BuzzFeed he believes the narrative is “overdone.” Watts isn’t alone in having a bit of a rethink. This week, Mark Galeotti, a senior research fellow at the Institute of International Affairs Prague, admitted that the so-called “Gerasimov Doctrine” […]

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In The News: Clint Watts
March 8, 2018

Fox Fellow Clint Watts Quoted in Politico on the Possibility of Russian Meddling in 2018

Politico What we’ve heard in just the past few days is alarming: The head of cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security, Jeanette Manfra, confirmed in an interview with NBC News that Russian operatives had targeted 21 states and that “an exceptionally small number of them were actually successfully penetrated.” Obama Homeland Security Secretary Jeh […]

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In The News: Clint Watts
March 7, 2018

Senior Fellow Brandon Friedman Quoted in The Jerusalem Post on Gender Equality in Saudi Arabia

The Jerusalem Post According to two leading Israeli analysts of Saudi Arabia, Joshua Teitelbaum of Bar-Ilan University’s Besa Center and Brandon Friedman of Tel Aviv University’s Dayan Center, bringing about greater equality for women is an integral part of MBS’s drive to transform Saudi Arabia into a more open and modern 21st century society and […]

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In The News: Brandon Friedman