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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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Historic Day for Washington, Havana…and Pyongyang’s Hackers

18th December 2014 – Forbes

Historic Day for Washington, Havana…and Pyongyang’s Hackers

Claudia Rosett

On a day when hackers working for North Korea managed to shut down the release of an American movie, on American soil, by threatening terrorist attacks on American theaters, one might have supposed that a televised announcement from President Obama would have been all about measures to deter and punish North Korea. more...

Analysis & Commentary

28th January 2015 – Fox Business Network

Lou Dobbs Tonight

Claudia Rosett

FDD Journalist-in-Residence Claudia Rosett shares recent developments in the case of Alberto Nisman's death. more...

26th January 2015 – 770 WABC-AM - New York, New York

The John Batchelor Show

Claudia Rosett

FDD Journalist-in-Residence Claudia Rosett discusses her article, "Alberto Nisman's Warning About Iran." more...

22nd January 2015 – Fox News

Happening Now

Claudia Rosett

FDD Journalist-in-Residence Claudia Rosett on Alberto Nisman's investigation and the circumstances surrounding his death. more...

20th January 2015 – Forbes

Alberto Nisman’s Warning About Iran

Claudia Rosett

Beyond puzzling over the circumstances, is there any response the U.S. can make to the sudden death this past weekend of Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman? more...