Intelligence, Strategy, & Trends Series

 

This blog series will examine a diverse range of issues and topics that pertain to the intelligence, security, and foreign policy disciplines. It will also review the use of strategies and trends from a history and present perspective. The goal of this series is to create a better understanding of how current indicators can spark future scenarios.

 

New Friction Between the U.S., Iran, and China Makes Cyber Warfare More Attractive

This piece discusses the latest tensions between the U.S. and Iran with an emphasis on how it impacts China’s strategic interests in the region and how it impacts the growing trade war and great power competition it has with the United States. In addition, it discusses the expanding cyber war between the two nations and the likeliness of it escalating into a kinetic war in the near future.

How Qualcomm Became a Trade War and National Security Story

The Qualcomm saga of the past couple years can be characterized as being a potential mega merger gone badly, survivors of a hostile takeover bid, and a company that is constantly drenched in legal battles with a great corporate adversary. Blend this with the geopolitical and technological competition between the United States and China, and […]

Why U.S. National Security Will Supersede Huawei’s Global Aspirations In 5G

The U.S. blocking of the Chinese telecom giant, Huawei, is a national security policy that correlates with the serious grievances that have long been held within the U.S-China relationship.

Understanding the Future of Blockchain in an Expanding Digital Universe

Blaise Cavalli is a veteran in the blockchain technology world who recently wrote an article on Medium called, “Blockchain: Separating Fact from Fiction.” He discusses in his article on the current status of blockchain technology and its future uses that go beyond the typical cryptocurrency trend that it is often equated. However, it is more than […]

Repairing US-Russian Relations is Necessary to the Future of U.S. Grand Strategy

President Trump recently made a controversial statement that indicated it was time to reinstate Russia back into the G7 (G8 with Russia), otherwise known as the group of seven major advanced and industrialized economies in the world. This idea was brought up at the tail end of the recent G7 summit in Quebec, Canada where […]

Why Alibaba Will Be A Primary Target In The Upcoming Trade Wars With China

Intellectual property theft has been a main concern in U.S.-China trade relations for several years. Whether it is via cyber espionage or patent and copyright infringements, the U.S. has major issues with the continued lack of enforcement by the Chinese government regarding the protection of global intellectual property rights. It has been estimated by the […]