DOCSUM: China Military Organization and Reform

By Anthony H. Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy With the assistance of Joseph Kendall Published: August 1, 2016 Summarized by Guest Analyst: Taylor J. Moore Hutton URL: https://csis-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/publication/160801_chinese_military_reform.pdf Executive Summary:  Significant modernization and restructuring is needed to make the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) effective in modern warfare. The PLA followed the Soviet military’s model […]

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China Fortifies Internet Great Wall

Yuhao Yang, Asia and Pacific Section Analyst 26 January 2017 Executive Summary: It is likely that Chinese government will continue to increase internet censorship through intensified regulations and increased technology. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) launched a 14-month crackdown on virtual private networks (VPN). Non-state-owned companies help the state conduct censorship. However, […]

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The Nexus of Terrorism: A Trend and Comparison Analysis of Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, ISIS, and the Taliban

Charles Book 23 November 2016 Executive Summary It is likely that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) will remain as the most dominant terror group regarding interest over time on Google Trends of the four samples selected for this study over the next twelve months. The purpose of this study was to […]

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Social Network Analysis of Organized Crime Groups (OCGs) and Terrorist Organizations (TOs) Between Europe and South America

Roland Blatnik 20 November 2016 Through Social Network Analysis (SNA) Linkages to Reduce Terrorism and Organized Crime is Likely Executive Summary: Through the study of Organized Crime Groups (OCGs) and Terrorist Organizations (TOs) in Social Network Analysis (SNA), it is likely to create openings for the elimination, weakening, or isolation of these groups by manipulating […]

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CABLE: THE PHILIPPINE ARGUMENT FOR ARBITRATION IN THE SCS

UNCLASSIFIED CLEARED:  IO READERS DRAFTED: DMCDONALD FROM: EAST ASIA CORRESPONDENT TO: IO SUBJECT: THE PHILIPPINE ARGUMENT FOR ARBITRATION IN THE SCS SUMMARY. PHILIPPINES SUPREME COURT SENIOR ASSOCIATE JUSTICE ANTONIO CARPIO CITES SEVERAL ARTICLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE LAW OF THE SEA (UNCLOS) TO AFFIRM HIS STANCE THAT CHINA HAS NO ARGUMENT FOR […]

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