Category: China

Investor’s Business Daily: Hillary Clinton’s email server a foreign spy magnet

The private email server of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, set up for personal secrecy purposes, was a “spy magnet” for foreign intelligence services. I wrote about the problem in Investor’s Business Daily. It is worth noting that I gave Clinton’s office a week to respond to my questions, and no one there chose to comment. The text of...

From my former students: Active Measures 2013

Congratulations to my former students, who have put together the second issue of Active Measures journal. It’s available now on Amazon. The journal was, but is no longer, associated with a blog, ActiveMeasures.org. Active Measures is a scholarly journal founded and run by graduate students studying with my former employer, where I was Annenberg Professor of International Communication for 13...

Getting the word out: Fighting for a global public opinion advantage

The Heritage Foundation sponsored a great talk on January 24, in which we discussed the international public opinion battlespace and how to operate within it. Helle Dale was our host, who invited Dr Amy Zalman, Department of Defense Chair of Information Integration at the National War College; Dr Ariel Cohen, of Heritage, Dean Cheng of Heritage, and me. A really great...

See you at the public diplomacy event at Heritage

On January 24, I’ll be speaking at the Heritage Foundation at noon today with Amy Zalman of the National War College, and Ariel Cohen and Dean Cheng of Heritage, on global public opinion as a force for change and how to harness it. The presentation is to be webcast live. Longtime co-conspirator Helle Dale is chairing the event. The title...

New professional advancement for security strategists – Still time to sign up

National security professionals: Want to jump-start your career by sharpening your strategic thinking? There’s still time to sign up for an intensive program that I’m directing at the Institute of World Politics. PASS:PORT is a new opportunity for US government national security professionals to stimulate their strategic thinking, advance their careers, and more effectively shape their actions in defense of the...

Extraordinary modern revival of ancient Chinese culture

An extraordinary example of cultural diplomacy is the annual performance of the Shen Yun dance group, which starts its 2012 show in Washington this week. Shen Yun is known combining classical Chinese dance and music with the modern world in an elaborate and spectacular event. The performing company is closely associated with the Falun Gong, a spiritual movement rooted in...

Syrian protesters burn Iranian, Russian and Chinese flags

Here’s something you don’t see every day: Protesters burning the flags of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Soviet Union Russia, and Communist China. Syrian protesters know who’s propping up their murderous regime, as we can see from this video posted May 20.

VOA to kill broadcasts to most restive parts of PRC

As the Chinese regime steps up the sophistication and tempo of its international propaganda operations, the United States government is curtailing a mainstay of providing unfiltered news and information to the most restive large areas under one-party control. The Voice of America (VOA) has announced plans to terminate its shortwave broadcasts into rural China and Tibet, citing cost-cutting measures and...

Political warfare in Sub-Saharan Africa: Army monograph looks at US capabilities & Chinese operations

A summary of a monograph by Donovan Chau, reprinted from the US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute. Today, as in the past, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) exerts influence on the African continent. Unlike the United States, which also attempts to sway African nations and people, the PRC uses an instrument of grand strategy called political warfare as...

China waging political warfare against its neighbors

by J Michael Waller, adapted from article in Insight magazine, May 26, 2003 Might the People’s Republic of China (PRC) be waging covert political operations to weaken Asian and Pacific governments’ support for their security relationships with the United States? U.S. intelligence officials tell me they have detected no Soviet-style “active-measures” campaign. However, Chinese tradecraft depends more on financial co-option of business and...