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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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Liz Rosenberg quoted in the The Washington Post: “Kim Jong Un has a fleet of ghost ships sneaking around the high seas to beat sanctions”

“While Washington has traditionally led the global policing of U.N. and U.S. sanctions, President Trump’s recent overtures to Kim — and his order last month to withdraw new Treasury Department sanctions on North Korea — introduce ‘a tremendous sense of uncertainty in the global community,’ said Elizabeth Rosenberg, a Treasury …

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Lisa Monaco and Nick Rasmussen quoted in The New York Times article, “Pointing a Finger at a Terrorist Group in the Aftermath of the Sri Lanka Blasts”

“Nicholas J. Rasmussen, a former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said the presence of some Sri Lankan fighters in Syria and Iraq raised the prospect of informal connections with members of National Thowheeth Jama’ath still in Sri Lanka. “’It’s hard to imagine an attack of this complexity without some …

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The Organization of American States’ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights selects Michael Camilleri to serve as a member of the Expert Group on deliberate disinformation in electoral contexts

“The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR/RFOE) presents the list of members of the Expert Group on deliberate disinformation in electoral contexts. With the support of the Mexican Electoral National Institution (INE), the Group will meet on April 23-24, …

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