Flawed by Design: Electronics with Pre-Installed Malware

By: Ryan Neuhard, Columnist Photo by: Reuters Electronics sourced from China pose a risk to US national security. Firms in China have repeatedly pre-installed malicious software on products sold in the United States. This activity provides Chinese authorities with the means to conduct espionage and launch cyber-attacks against US targets. The United States should consider … Continue reading Flawed by Design: Electronics with Pre-Installed Malware

Submarine Detection and the Future of the U.S. Fleet

By: Ryan Neuhard, Columnist Photo by: Navy Times Improvements in submarine detection capabilities are eroding the stealth that US submarines rely upon for survival.[[i]] Advances in instrument sensitivity, data processing, robotics, seabed infrastructure, and communications technology underpin these improvements.[[ii]] As these capabilities begin to expose US submarines to anti-submarine forces, the United States may need … Continue reading Submarine Detection and the Future of the U.S. Fleet

China’s Influence Operations in the United States

By: Ryan Neuhard, Columnist Photo by: Getty Images The exposure of Russia’s political influence campaign in the United States has raised deeply uncomfortable questions about the US political system’s vulnerability to foreign manipulation. [[i]] However, Russia is not the only foreign power attempting to manipulate US politics. China’s government has a subtle, but robust approach … Continue reading China’s Influence Operations in the United States