Clinton Accused of Aiding Moscow Push for 'Russian Silicon Valley'

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  • Margaret E. Kosal Margaret E. Kosal

A 2010 program headed by then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton to help Moscow develop a “Russian Silicon Valley” may instead have drawn some of America’s biggest tech companies into “industrial espionage” – even advancing the country’s military and spying operations, according to a new report by Clinton critic Peter Schweizer’s Government Accountability Institute. Fox News discussed the report with Margaret E. Kosal, an Associate Professor at Georgia Tech’s Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.

Kosal said that “While the project might have seemed a good opportunity to work in an emerging market, there are challenges working in Russia including dealing with cronyism and government bureaucracy.”

 “But from a national security perspective,” Kosal said, “the biggest concern is the ability of the Russian military to obtain, misuse, or develop nanotechnology for an application that catches the U.S. by surprise.”


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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP)

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