Scholars in the News

November 6, 2017

Associate Scholar Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein’s Recent Book on North Korea’s Economy Reviewed by Sino-NK

Sino-NK Kim, Byung-yeon, Unveiling the North Korean Economy: Collapse and Transition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 978-1107183797 by Sino-NK Lots of Meat and Missed Opportunities by Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein (University of Pennsylvania) Unveiling the North Korean Economy delivers only partially on the promise of its title. The book is largely a synthesis and overview of studies of the […]

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November 6, 2017

Senior Fellow Vanessa Neumann Quoted by CNN on Texas Shooting

CNN Lentamente está empezando a aparecer la imagen del presunto atacante del tiroteo en la Primera Iglesia Bautista en Sutherland Springs, Texas. Dos fuentes policiales con información sobre la investigación identificaron al tirador como Devin Patrick Kelley, de 26 años. Kelley fue una vez miembro de la Fuerza Aérea de EE.UU., dijo la portavoz Ann Stefanek. […]

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In The News: Vanessa Neumann
November 3, 2017

Associate Scholar Benjamin Katzeff Silberstein Quoted by Reuters on North Korea Sanctions

Reuters Take the dregs left from making soy bean oil, which usually go to feed the pigs. Press and roll them into a sandy-coloured paste. Stuff with rice, and top with chilli sauce. The dish’s name, injogogi, means “man-made meat.” In North Korea for years it was a recipe for survival. Today it is a […]

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November 3, 2017

FPRI’s Fox Fellow Watts Cited by Bloomberg on Twitter’s Response to Russian Accounts

Bloomberg More recently, Twitter has doubled down on security. In its testimony, the company’s general counsel said that it was dedicating all its engineering, product and design teams to rooting out Russian manipulation on its platform. It also said it’s improved algorithms to actively block suspicious logins and spam accounts. Yet experts are less than impressed.  When […]

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In The News: Clint Watts
November 2, 2017

Senior Fellow Dominic Tierney Quoted in The Phoenix on Trump’s Foreign Policy

The Phoenix Phi Beta Kappa lecturer and foreign policy expert Stephen Walt offered harsh criticism of the American foreign policy establishment last Thursday, Oct. 26. In his talk, titled “Where is U.S. Foreign Policy Headed?” Walt argued that foreign policy under president Trump is still commandeered by the pre-existing bipartisan foreign policy establishment; the administration […]

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In The News: Dominic Tierney
November 2, 2017

Fox Fellow Clint Watts Cited by TIME on Car Attacks

TIME Car attacks have become a key tactic in ISIS’ worldwide killing campaign because they require few resources, almost no training, and minimal planning. They also weaponize everyday vehicles and turn public spaces into killing zones. As a result, they are nearly impossible to defend against. “The insight is anyone can pull this off, even […]

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In The News: Clint Watts
November 2, 2017

Fox Fellow Clint Watts Cited by NBC’s Think on Russian Propaganda

NBC On Monday, Clint Watts, a former FBI Special Agent and social media researcher who has frequently testified in front of Congress about Russian interference allegations, confirmed that 2014 was indeed “a dry run” in which Russia mapped the social media landscape and saw how it could be manipulated. Far from being surprising, Watts’ comments likely felt […]

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In The News: Clint Watts
November 1, 2017

Clint Watts in The Verge on Russia’s Social Media Meddling

The Verge But one of the most interesting parts of yesterday’s proceedings actually came after the big companies had left the room, and a national security researcher named Clint Watts took the floor. Watts is one of the most respected figures in the nascent field of social media manipulation — and when it came time to diagnose […]

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In The News: Clint Watts