Coming at the Right Time: The 8th China/U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue

In early June, the Eighth Session of the China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue (SED) was held in Beijing in which senior officials of both governments had in-depth discussions on major bilateral, regional, and global topics.  The talks were extensive covering a Read More …

Chinese Acquisition of U.S. Companies: Sometimes a Cigar May Just Be a Cigar

Since 2012, there has been increased interest in Chinese companies purchasing U.S. businesses.  In the recent report published by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).  According to the report’s findings, CFIUS reviewed 147 transactions in 2014, Read More …

Rebooting the U.S.’ New Counter Messaging Efforts Against ISIS

A late 2015 news article reported that the U.S. Department of State was considering reducing its online campaigns to target the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The findings of an outside panel of experts cast significant doubt that Read More …

“Anonymous” – Balancing Social Consciousness with Civil Disobedience

The decentralized hacking enclave “Anonymous” is known for undertaking numerous campaigns that target perceived injustice, as well as cause general digital civil disobedience.  Regardless, the group’s extensive membership is varied and widespread, gaining global attention for its various activities.  The Read More …