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Claudia Rosett

Journalist-in-Residence

Areas of Impact:

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

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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Eyes Wide Shut to North Korea’s Terror Ties

12th May 2014 – Forbes

Eyes Wide Shut to North Korea’s Terror Ties

Claudia Rosett

News of North Korea is dominated right now by Pyongyang’s threats to carry out yet another nuclear test, which would be its fourth... more...

Analysis & Commentary

11th August 2014 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Claudia Rosett

FDD's Journalist in Residence, Claudia Rosett, discusses the role of UNRWA in the Gaza conflict. more...

10th August 2014 – Cited by The Tower

Expert: In Supporting Hamas through UNRWA, UN Complicit in Terror

Claudia Rosett

Writing Friday in The Wall Street Journal, Claudia Rosett, a journalist in residence with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, takes United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to task for decrying the “suffering” in Gaza when it is one of his organization’s agencies, United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is culpable in perpetuating the violence through its support of Hamas. more...

7th August 2014 – The Wall Street Journal

The U.N. Handmaiden of Hamas

Claudia Rosett

On Wednesday, as a truce held between Israel and the Hamas terrorist group that rules the Gaza Strip, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefed the U.N. General Assembly. more...

24th July 2014 – National Review Online

Bad Move to the U.N.

Claudia Rosett

Having failed to produce a deal after six months of bargaining in Vienna, the Iran nuclear talks now appear headed for a venue even less auspicious for the U.S. and its allies: the United Nations General Assembly, whose next session opens this September in New York. more...