The First Annual Samuel J. Savitz Memorial Lecture on Cultural Diplomacy

Editor’s Note: On April 21, the first annual Samuel J. Savitz Memorial Lecture on Cultural Diplomacy was held to honor the memory of Samuel J. Savitz, a longtime FPRI Fellow and Vice Chairman of the FPRI’s Board of Trustees....

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Russia’s Long Shadow and the Future of Europe

The following is a transcript of FPRI’s event with Nikolas Gvosdev, Valbona Zeneli, and Andreas Umland, held on February 24, 2022.  Nick Gvosdev: Articles that appear in the current issue of Orbis, which we started to plan last year,...

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Weimar Forever: How the World of Today Resembles the Weimar Republic

The following is a transcript of an event held on January 4, 2022. Rollie Flynn: Good morning, and welcome to our event this morning, featuring Robert D. Kaplan, who is the Robert Strausz-Hupé Chair in Geopolitics at FPRI. He’s...

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Exclusive Interview: Russian Dissident and Former Duma Member Ilya Ponomarev

The following is a transcript of FPRI’s event with Russian dissident and former Duma member Ilya Ponomarev on January 28, 2022. Carol “Rollie” Flynn: Good afternoon and thank you for coming today. I’m Rollie Flynn the president of the...

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Countering Domestic Terrorism: Examining the Evolving Threat

Today, both international terrorists and domestic terrorists congregate, coordinate, and conspire online, often without having any direct connection or physical interactions with a terrorist organization or fellow adherents. Both types of terrorist perpetrate violence in pursuit of political or...

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The National Security Challenges of Artificial Intelligence, Manipulated Media, and “Deepfakes”

Statement Prepared for the U.S. House of Representatives – Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence – June 13, 2019 Clint Watts Distinguished Research Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute Non-Resident Fellow, Alliance For Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund of the United...

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Terrorism and Social Media: Is Big Tech Doing Enough?

On January 17, 2018, Clint Watts will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Watts is a Robert A. Fox Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Senior Fellow, Center for Cyber and Homeland Security, the George Washington University,...

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Extremist Content and Russian Disinformation Online: Working with Tech to Find Solutions

A decade ago, al Qaeda in Iraq littered YouTube with violent videos. A few years later, Twitter became a playground for al Shabaab’s violent tirades in Somalia and the devastating Westgate shopping mall attack in Kenya. During this same...

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Terror in Europe: Safeguarding U.S. Citizens At Home And Abroad

The Russian Far East: Opportunities and Challenges