September 14, 2017

FPRI Fox Fellow Benedetta Berti Named to NATO Position

The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is very pleased to announce that 2016-2017 Robert A. Fox Fellow Dr. Benedetta Berti has moved from Israel to Brussels to take up a position as Senior Advisor and Acting Head of the Policy Planning Division of the Office of Secretary General of NATO.  Described as a “rising star” by FPRI’s President […]

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September 7, 2017

FPRI Announces New Multimedia Primers as part of Civic Education Initiative

The National Security Council: An FPRI Primer

  The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is pleased to announce the launch of a series of FPRI Primers on selected topics related to American history and government. The first primer discusses the role of the National Security Council and can be viewed on the FPRI website and YouTube channel. FPRI Primers are a product […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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