Scholars in the News

February 19, 2016

FPRI’s June Teufel Dreyer Quoted in The Japan Times on Chinese Actions in the South China Sea

“Beijing has been hinting for some time about setting up the South China Sea [Air Defense Identification Zone] ‘at an appropriate time.’ What better time than when they’re protesting U.S. ships and planes ‘intruding’ on China’s sovereignty over the islands?” Read the full article here.

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February 19, 2016

FPRI’s Chris Miller Quoted by Vocativ about Russian Students’ Anti-Obama Videos

“These students are a product of an array of programs designed to back ‘patriotic’ youths, but those views are fairly widespread in Russian society, and actively supported by TV.” Read the full article here.

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February 18, 2016

FPRI’s Jack Tomarchio Interviewd on Talk Radio 1210 about Apple’s Conflict with the FBI

“This could’ve been done privately by some FBI and/or some Apple engineers to try and figure this out with regard to this particular phone. Certainly, the idea of opening all iPhone 5 operating systems to a master key, which would allow either the government or, if it got into the wrong hands, a hacker or […]

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February 17, 2016

FPRI’s Felix Chang Cited in Bloomberg Politics and Chicago Tribune on China’s Deployment of Missiles in the South China Sea

“While the Chinese foreign ministry could claim that the missiles are defensive in nature, their deployment certainly puts its claim that China wants to avoid further ‘militarization’ of the South China Sea into question.” Read the full Bloomberg Article here. Read the full Chicago Tribune Article here.

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February 17, 2016

FPRI’s Brandon Friedman and Amin Tarzi Quoted in The Daily Caller on Russian-Saudi Cooperation Over Oil

“[The] Saudis are trying to provide some incentives to Russia to be more flexible regarding the political process in Syria, and are even willing to sacrifice some market share to the Iranians if it means helping Russia’s oil markets, so President Vladimir Putin can continue pushing Iran out of Syria unabated.” — Brandon Friedman “From a Saudi […]

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