Category: Press Releases

Michael Camilleri quoted in The Washington Post article, “Social media remains key to Venezuela’s opposition, despite efforts to block it”

“Michael Camilleri, a director at the Washington-based think tank Inter-American Dialogue, said social-media and online messaging services had become the most critical ways Venezuelans communicated beyond the reach of government censors. The opposition to Maduro has publicly mobilized on Twitter and Instagram and privately communicated through group chats on the …

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Danny Russel quoted in Bloomberg News article, “Xi Jinping’s Second Belt and Road Forum: Three Key Takeaways”

“This year’s joint statement — released after Xi chaired a round table with participating leaders — repeatedly called for “high-quality” projects and standards. The 2017 communique didn’t use the phrase. The document also encouraged developed nations to invest in “connectivity projects” in developing countries, and said cooperation “will be open, …

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Danny Russel quoted in The Washington Post article, “‘Stopping the bad stuff:’ Japan’s Abe visits White House in latest bid to soothe Trump’s ego — and avoid his ire”

“‘There’s a certain amount of domestic dismay and criticism of Abe for what is perceived in many quarters in Japan as shameless pandering to Donald Trump,’ said Daniel Russel, who served as assistant secretary of state for East Asia and the Pacific in the Obama administration. ‘I’ve certainly heard that …

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Nick Rasmussen quoted in The Washington Post: “The hazy link between the attacks in Sri Lanka and New Zealand”

“Determining the motivations behind extremist acts can be challenging, experts say, and extremists are generally vague about their reasoning. ‘Terrorist organizations are often opportunistic in the way that they claim justification or rationalization for their attacks,’ Nicholas Rasmussen, a former senior director for counterterrorism on the National Security Council, told …

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