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Washington DC
Joined July 2009
During her testimony for @Europarl_EN, FDD's @ivanastradner will explain how Russia shares the same goals of Soviet-era "active measures" but is wielding a much bigger weapon — and more dangerous campaign — with modern technology. Tomorrow at 10:45 ET: bit.ly/37TJbUw
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The @WHO European Region member states overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Meanwhile, Russia is still on the WHO Executive Board with voting rights, so this obviously imposes no meaningful consequences on Russia: bit.ly/3wiOmXi
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Why would the @WhiteHouse bend the law — specifically the 2019 Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act — by supporting #Syria’s inclusion in energy deals that'd give #Assad up to $50M? 🤔 There are few possible explanations. @adesnik debunks each, here: bit.ly/3FYRlrm
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Don't miss this 👇 Tomorrow, FDD's @ivanastradner will testify before @Europarl_EN on Russia's strategic use of information operations to shape global perceptions of the Ukraine war — and how it's at the expense of Europe. Watch live at 10:45am ET, here: bit.ly/3sFn2jW
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The U.S. is in an intense technology competition with China. At FDD's event on leveraging innovation to counter Beijing, @SenToddYoung explained why it matters: "This is not a standard run-of-the-mill competition. This is an effort where one camp's values will prevail." (1/2)
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"They'll either be enlightenment values of the Declaration of Independence shared by most of the rest of the world or they'll be the perverse ideology of the Chinese Communist Party. And that's really what's at stake here." (2/2) Video, audio, transcript: fdd.org/events/2022/05/11/le…
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Exploiting corruption in the Western Balkans is central to Kremlin efforts to cultivate regional influence—and Western disengagement compounds the problem. @ivanastradner and @MatthewZweig1 explain why we can't overlook the Balkans when sanctioning Russia: bit.ly/3wljllQ
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President Biden hosted an in-person summit last week with leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (#ASEAN). It had few tangible outcomes and scant media coverage, likely compounding concerns of an unclear agenda for the Indo-Pacific: bit.ly/3lgdqbb
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📢 @Brad_L_Bowman: "The U.S. is engaged in an intense technology competition with the CCP. If we fail to outcompete and out-innovate China, the consequences will be felt at America's kitchen tables, on our main streets, and on future battlefields." Watch: bit.ly/3LrgHiM
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When discussing the early stages of the outbreak in his new book, @BillGates fails to reckon with the Chinese government’s deliberate obstruction, obfuscation, and outright deception surrounding COVID-19 during the first pivotal weeks of the crisis: bit.ly/3yEOPEM
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An increase in the IRGC’s budget makes clear that Tehran is as determined as ever to fund and support terrorism. If past is prologue, more IRGC-backed terror targeting Americans, Israelis, Arab partners, and others should be expected if sanctions relieved: bit.ly/3wxTNR8
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With the racist attack in Buffalo, re-uping @FDD monograph, “Skinheads, Saints, and (National) Socialists” by ⁦@DaveedGRfdd.org/analysis/2021/06/14/…
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Have you read @BillGates new book? @NatSecAnthony says a few very important marks were missed and suggests that Gates should recognize "political failures are at least as dangerous as scientific ones when governments are scrambling to stop an outbreak." bit.ly/3NdlV2P
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Since Moscow regularly breaks its own international treaty obligations — whether in the use of chemical weapons or the war crimes we see today in Ukraine — Russian diplomats work overtime to shield rogue nations like Iran and Syria from accountability: bit.ly/3L8qaev
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Deal or no deal with Iran, retaining and enforcing America’s most significant counterterrorism authority against the long arm of the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism remains in the national security interest of the U.S. bit.ly/3PgYXcW
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