October 18, 2017

Vladimir Tismaneanu Joins FPRI’s Board of Advisors

The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to announce that Vladimir Tismaneanu has joined its Board of Advisors. Dr. Tismaneanu, who got his start at FPRI, is a professor of comparative politics and director of the Center for the Study of Post-Communist Societies at the University of Maryland–College Park. Between 1998 and 2004, he served […]


October 17, 2017

FPRI to Host Forty Educators at Eurasia History Institute

The Foreign Policy Research Institute will hold a professional development conference, co-sponsored by the Department of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Carthage College, for high school and secondary school educators on October 21- October 22, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. The weekend conference focuses on “What is Eurasia?” and will […]


October 5, 2017

Announcing the Fall 2017 Issue of Orbis: FPRI’s Journal of World Affairs

  Mac Owens is Editor of Orbis: FPRI’s Journal of World Affairs, and Senior Fellow in our Program on National Security. Orbis is published for the Foreign Policy Research Institute by Elsevier. For subscription or other information, visit the Elsevier website. FPRI members at the $150 level or above receive a complimentary subscription (for individuals, not institutions). For membership information, […]


October 4, 2017

Jason Steinhauer Joins FPRI as Senior Fellow

The Foreign Policy Research Institute is pleased to announce that Jason Steinhauer has been named a Senior Fellow with FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West. “Jason has already made a name for himself as an advocate for the sensible and responsible use of history in our public discourse, and for his […]


September 28, 2017

FPRI’s Clint Watts recognized as leading voice on Russian influence in the 2016 Election and Beyond

  FPRI Robert A. Fox Fellow Clint Watts was recently cited as the leading expert on developments related to Russian-backed efforts to not only influence the 2016 presidential election, but also to inflame racial and cultural divisions within the U.S. and across Europe. As cited by The Washington Post, Watts and his colleagues were among the first […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]