China has been encouraging both sides to enact a ceasefire on humanitarian grounds while at the same time, strengthening ties with Moscow.
The US has failed at irregular warfare. This must stopFeatured
We mustn’t repeat the boom-and-bust cycle that has left the U.S. underprepared for irregular warfare in both larger- and smaller-scale conflicts.
How Russia spies: Active measures & subversionFeatured
“The Main Enemy.” That’s how the Russian political, military, and intelligence apparatuses see the United States. Although the end of the Cold War brought with it hopes of democratization in Russia, 30 years later, with President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB officer, at the helm, Russia seems buried in the past, stoking a fire against […]
Chinese espionage: How Beijing is stealing away US global supremacyFeatured
The US faces myriad conventional and unconventional threats: Russia, North Korea, Iran, terrorist organizations, climate change, and pandemics are just some of them. Yet, China unquestionably rises to the top as the primary danger to U.S. national security. Earlier in 2021, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines stated in Congress that Beijing has become an […]
Cyberwarfare: Combatting Russian hackers and Chinese influenceMilitary Affairs
Cyberwarfare is becoming an increasingly important tool in U.S. policymakers’ toolbox. Established in 2010, the U.S. Cyber Command is the American military’s response to the Russian, Chinese, North Korean, and Iranian, and other actors’ threats in the digital realm. And the danger is real. In the last few years, the Russian military has displayed its […]
Better late than never: US military ramps up cyber operationsOn Duty
Last week, Army General Paul M. Nakasone, the commander of US Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) testified in Congress about the state of US military cyber operations. The Cyber Command was established in 2010 and became a unified combatant command in 2018 as a response to the increasing cyber threat posed by near-peer and other state and […]
Uknown attack damages Iranian nuclear facilityOn Duty
On Sunday, a nuclear energy plant in Iran was attacked, resulting in a power failure throughout the facility and thus damaging its production of nuclear materials. Located 155 miles south of Tehran, the Natanz uranium enrichment site was attacked by an unknown actor. According to the New York Times, an explosion struck the facility’s independent […]
Chinese hackers steal classified data, US blacklists Chinese telecom giantsOn Duty
In December, the Pentagon and the US intelligence community came to an alarming conclusion. Hackers had breached their security, potentially stealing unknown amounts of classified information and jeopardizing national security. First revealed by FireEye, a private cybersecurity firm, the massive hack was thought to be the work of the Russians. Although it appears that Moscow […]