Scholars in the News

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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In The News: Clint Watts
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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In The News: Edward A. Turzanski
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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In The News: Clint Watts
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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In The News: Adrian A. Basora
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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In The News: Tally Helfont
July 26, 2017

Senior Fellow Vanessa Neumann on Varney & Co.

President Trump reportedly weighing economic sanctions on Venezuela. Foreign Policy Research Institute‘s Vanessa Neumann reacts: Watch the interview here. 

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In The News: Vanessa Neumann
July 26, 2017

Senior Fellow Naveed Jamali Interviewed by WIRED on Kushner Testimony

Naveed Jamali, author of the book How to Catch a Russian Spy, became a double agent for the FBI back in 2005, working alongside Russian intelligence and feeding whatever he learned back to the FBI. His Russian contacts, Jamali recalls, were resolutely opposed to any electronic communication. “They believed that electronic communications, including cell phones and […]

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In The News: Naveed Jamali
July 26, 2017

Senior Fellow Mark Moyar’s Book Reviewed by Los Angeles Review of Books

Los Angeles Review of Books FOLLOWING MONTHS of futile negotiations with the revolutionary regime in Tehran over the fate of the 63 hostages held in US embassy, on April 16, 1980, a briefing was held in the White House for President Carter and his closest advisors, in which Colonel Charles Alvin Beckwith, commander of the […]

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In The News: Mark Moyar
July 17, 2017

Associate Scholar Kevin McNamara Interviewed by Czech Newspaper Lidovky on Latest Book

It is exactly one hundred years since the Czecho-Slovak Legionnaires first came to attention at the battle of Zborov in today’s western Ukraine.  Exiled professor Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk recruited the legionnaires from among Czech and Slovak POWs in Russia and a few thousand more who fought for Allied Russia in World War One.  “Although he […]

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In The News: Kevin J. McNamara
July 17, 2017

Fox Fellow Clint Watts Quoted in NPR on Russian News and Trump Campaign

Clint Watts, Robert A. Fox Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, began raising alarms about Russian measures to influence the American public’s political views shortly after Trump’s press conference. “Once you see both the campaign echoing the messages and themes that are coming out from RT and Sputnik News, when you see hacked materials […]

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In The News: Clint Watts