Chinese Economic Espionage and US Security Webcast … More Webcast on Chinese Economic Espionage on October 24, 2018
Students often ask me how to get a job in the Intelligence Community. I wrote this article to share some best practices for securing a career as an Intelligence Officer. … More Intelligence Officer Careers and How to Get One.
Analytical Tradecraft Over the last two decades failures to understand and predict significant events made it apparent the US Intelligence Community (IC) was weak in its analytical capabilities. This is not to say that analysts lacked knowledge and expertise on a particular country or subject area. In fact, often the US knows aspects of … More DRAGONCON 2018 Presentation: How to Think Like an Intelligence Analyst
I just tripped over my opening statement before the US Congress, Joint Economic Committee on Chinese espionage. This was in 1998. Amazing how almost nothing has changed. Warnings not heeded for decades by our politicians and national security apparatus. I’ve highlighted a few interesting phrases. Statement by Nicholas Eftimiades Author, “Chinese Intelligence Operations” before the … More Laughable Quotes on Chinese Espionage
I have studied Chinese negotiating tactics since the early 1990’s. In fact, in 1996 I wrote a classified dissertation on “China’s use of Denial and Deception in Diplomacy and Negotiating tactics”. In those days there were only a few of us in the US Intelligence Community who were considered China experts (or China Hands). We … More Chinese Negotiating Tactics
It was the eminent Greek philosopher Socrates who first brought skepticism and the art of questioning to Western political and philosophical thought. In 399 BC, the leadership of Athens sentence him to death for this crime considering it to be ‘corrupting the morals of the youth of the city’. His prize student Plato also tried … More Skepticism and the Art of Questioning
On December 21, 2015, Space X achieved a milestone in spaceflight. The pioneering company launched its Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The Falcon 9 carried a payload of 11 ORBCOMM satellites to orbit. While the satellites were on their journey to low earth orbit, the … More Space X’s Falcon 9: A Milestone in Spaceflight