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Claudia Rosett

Journalist-in-Residence

Areas of Impact:

North Korea, Europe, United Nations, Iran - Human Rights, Iraq, Iran - Sanctions

Biography:

Claudia Rosett is widely recognized as a ground-breaking reporter. Her investigative reporting skills, drawn from three decades as a journalist and editor writing on international affairs, led her to expose the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, the worst financial fraud in the history of humanitarian relief. Due in substantial part to her investigation, the U.S. House and Senate launched inquiries into the program. Ms. Rosett has appeared before five U.S. House and Senate Committees and Subcommittees to testify on U.N.-related corruption. Her work on Oil-for-Food earned Claudia the 2005 Eric Breindel Award and the Mightier Pen award.

Claudia Rosett is widely recognized as a ground-breaking reporter. Her investigative reporting skills, drawn from three decades as a journalist and editor writing on international affairs, led her to expose the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, the worst financial fraud in the history of humanitarian relief. Due in substantial part to her investigation, the U.S. House and Senate launched inquiries into the program. Ms. Rosett has appeared before five U.S. House and Senate Committees and Subcommittees to testify on U.N.-related corruption. Her work on Oil-for-Food earned Claudia the 2005 Eric Breindel Award and the Mightier Pen award.

Currently based in Washington, DC, Ms. Rosett has reported from Asia, the former Soviet Union, Latin America and the Middle East. She writes a column on foreign policy for Forbes.com;  has contributed to a wide range of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Philadelphia InquirerUSA Today, Commentary, The New Republic  and The Weekly Standard;  and makes frequent guest appearances on TV and radio.

From 1984-2002, Ms. Rosett was a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, serving as a member of the Journal's editorial board in New York (1997-2002); as a reporter and then bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal's Moscow bureau, covering the former Soviet Union (1993-1996); and as editorial-page editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal (1986-1993), covering Asia, based in Hong Kong. She worked as editor of the Journal's daily Bookshelf column, based in New York (1984-1986), and reported free-lance from Chile (1981-1982).

In recent years she has reported from places as diverse as Lebanon, Cyprus, and China, and written on issues involving the United Nations, foreign dissidents, and tyrants who in various ways threaten the democratic world.  Her blog, The Rosett Report, appears on Pajamas Media.

For her on-site coverage of China's 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising, Ms. Rosett won an Overseas Press Club Citation for Excellence. Her work has included editorializing about global crises in emerging markets in the late 1990s; on-the-scene reporting of the 1994-1996 war in Chechnya, and the 1992 collapse of the Soviet-installed regime in Kabul. In 1994 she broke the full story of North Korean labor camps in the Russian Far East, reporting from the camps.

Ms. Rosett holds a B.A. from Yale University (1976), an M.A. in English Literature from Columbia University (1979) and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (1981).

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Nuclear Bargains And State Department Backlogs

26th June 2015 – Forbes

Nuclear Bargains And State Department Backlogs

Claudia Rosett

Should a final deal emerge from the Iran nuclear talks, now nearing a June 30 deadline, Congress will expect reports from the President every six months on whether Iran is in compliance. more...

Analysis & Commentary

25th August 2015 – Newsmax TV

The Hard Line

Claudia Rosett

FDD Journalist-in-Residence Claudia Rosett discusses the tensions between North and South Korea. more...

17th August 2015 – PJ Media

A New Low? UN Report Suggests Israel Caused Gaza’s Rising Infant Death Rate, Doesn’t Mention Hamas

Claudia Rosett

File this one under “UN Sleaze,” or perhaps under “UNRWA’s Use of Dead Infants to Defend and Abet Terrorists.” Though even that may be putting it too mildly. more...

14th August 2015 – Quoted by The Tower

Report: Cyberattacks on Israel from Iran, Hamas Have Increased in Past Year

Claudia Rosett

Cyber-attacks perpetrated by Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah against Israeli government and military bodies have gotten more sophisticated in the past year, an IDF major stated in an interview Thursday with David Shamah, the technology reporter for The Times of Israel. The major insisted on anonymity for security reasons. more...

13th August 2015 – Forbes

The Iran-North Korea Axis of Atomic Weapons?

Claudia Rosett

As U.S. lawmakers debate the Iran nuclear deal, they are rightly concerned about Iran’s refusal to disclose its past work on nuclear weapons. Not only does this refusal deprive inspectors of a baseline for monitoring Iran’s compliance; it also deprives Congress of information about the networks that Iran’s regime might most readily employ should it choose to secretly continue its quest for the nuclear bomb. more...