China · Information operations · Information Warfare

20 June Event: Chinese Influence Operations in the Democratic World


Chinese Influence Operations in the Democratic World Under the leadership of Xi Jinping, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has invested an estimated $10 billion per year projecting its influence into the politics of overseas democracies. Key to this effort is the United Front, a “magic weapon” strategy that seeks to build mutually beneficial relationships with… Continue reading 20 June Event: Chinese Influence Operations in the Democratic World

China · North Korea

DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (35)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Singapore is the dominant Asia theme, but much transpiring elsewhere, including SCO summit, SCS, China vs. US trade etc, and India. Most Singapore reports are mainly speculation and playing to audience expectations. CSIS and FA assessments more sober.   DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Reports   The… Continue reading DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (35)

China · Information operations · Information Warfare · North Korea

DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (34)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting </end editorial> A very busy week in Asia: Russia tries to meddle in DPRK; DPRK-USA summit debate continues; Kim fires his senior military leadership, replacing them with loyalists; Debate over destruction of DPRK nuclear test site continues; Evidence emerges of destruction of DPRK ballistic missile test facilities; Putin visits… Continue reading DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (34)

China · Information operations · Information Warfare

Congress to Crack Down on Chinese Influence in U.S.


Legislation targets Beijing spying, Confucius Institutes By Bill Gertz June 4, 2018 4:57 am Members of Congress are moving ahead with legislation seeking curbs on Chinese government influence operations in the United States. Lawmakers in the House plan to introduce legislation today that would require Chinese government-funded Confucius Institutes operating on American university campuses to register… Continue reading Congress to Crack Down on Chinese Influence in U.S.

China · Information operations · Information Warfare

South China Sea dispute: Mattis says China ‘intimidating neighbors’


In many ways, this closely resembles what Russia did in Georgia, Ukraine, and Transnistria. China is oozing outwards, slowly expanding not only it’s sphere of influence, but also its zone of operations and de facto sovereignty through the militarization of artificially created and enhanced islands. It is de facto laying claim to the entire South… Continue reading South China Sea dispute: Mattis says China ‘intimidating neighbors’

China · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

US Needs New Strategy To Combat Russian, Chinese ‘Political Warfare’: CSBA


I find it interesting that Information Operations/Information Warfare/Influence Warfare is being elevated to Political Warfare at the national level in this article. I agree with this perspective. </end editorial> If war is politics by other means, then politics is war by other means, Chinese and Russian leaders believe. And political warfare must be conducted with… Continue reading US Needs New Strategy To Combat Russian, Chinese ‘Political Warfare’: CSBA