China · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Alliance for Securing Democracy: 21 December 2018 Securing Democracy Dispatch


December 21, 2018 Dear readers, we will resume our newsletter after the holidays, on January 7, 2019. As the year comes to a close, please consider donating to the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD). Your financial support is critical to our efforts to defend democracy around the world against authoritarian interference. We wish you a happy and… Continue reading Alliance for Securing Democracy: 21 December 2018 Securing Democracy Dispatch

China · Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare

The Divide Between Silicon Valley and Washington Is a National-Security Threat


Civil-military gap, knowledge gap, training gap, memory gap …. and the national security imperative of closing them. Closing the gap between technology leaders and policy makers will require a radically different approach from the defense establishment. DEC 13, 2018   Amy Zegart, Contributing editor at The Atlantic  Kevin Childs, Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force… Continue reading The Divide Between Silicon Valley and Washington Is a National-Security Threat

China · CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda

Patriotic Propaganda In China?


Running a marathon is difficult enough, but being handed a wet flag during the final leg may have caused a Chinese racer to lose the lead.  He Yinli is being both chastised and supported, in that she was closing in on the lead runner when she was handed the Chinese national flag. She wound up… Continue reading Patriotic Propaganda In China?

Information operations · Information Warfare · North Korea · Russia

Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (57)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Major themes include the EU Army proposal, Russia’s descent into the abyss, the ongoing DPRK and China problems, Great War centenary, discord in Europe, capability topics, some most interesting IW/IO reports, and US domestic fallout from midterms. NATO / EU / Russia Reports China SLAPS DOWN Macron’s… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (57)

China · Information operations · Information Warfare · North Korea

DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (42)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Another unusually busy week for China topics, while the DPRK continues gaming Washington on the denuclearization deal. DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Reports U.S. Blocks Russian Bid To Ease North Korean Sanctions At UN The United States has blocked an attempt by Russia to ease UN sanctions… Continue reading DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (42)

China · Electronic Warfare · Information operations · Information Warfare

EW: China reveals prototype configuration of jam-resistant and counter-stealth quantum radar


7 November 2018 BEIJING – China claims to have revealed a prototype of an advanced quantum radar that is resistant to jamming and may be able to detect stealth aircraft. The Military & Aerospace Electronics take: 7 Nov. 2018 — The system’s operation is rooted in proven science and could be game-changing, but the Chinese still face significant development… Continue reading EW: China reveals prototype configuration of jam-resistant and counter-stealth quantum radar