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Robert A. Fox Fellow Clint Watts Quoted in Washington Post

In response to Congressional negotiators on Wednesday approving an initiative to track and combat foreign propaganda, expanding the State Department’s Global Engagement Center:

“One independent researcher into Russian propaganda efforts, Clint Watts, said he worried that the Global Engagement Center is poorly suited to lead a broad U.S. government response that spans several departments. He complained that the resulting effort may be unfocused and overly bureaucratic.

‘It’s the opposite of what we need,’ said Watts, a former FBI agent and a fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. ‘We need to be moving quickly, nimbly.’”

Read the full article here.