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FP China Is Sweeping Up Pacific Island Allies

China is Sweeping Up Pacific Island Allies —Here’s how Washington can Fight Back

When China, a country of 1.4 billion people, threatened Palau, a Pacific island nation with a population of just 18,000, to switch its diplomatic ties from Taiwan to Beijing or…

FP Chinas Crisis Of Confidence

China’s Crisis of Confidence

What if the new era of great-power competition was over before it had even begun? Many of today’s fears about a multigeneration conflict with Beijing rest on linear extrapolations of…

Time Chinese Naval Base Cambodia Signals New Era Of Competition In AsiaPacific

A Chinese Naval Base in Cambodia Signals a New Era of Competition in the Asia-Pacific Region

In October 2020, satellite photos showed that the Cambodian government had demolished two American-built facilities at the Southeast Asian nation’s Ream Naval Base—despite Washington offering to renovate them. On June…

C4ISRNET How To Put The Joint In JADC2

How to Put the Joint in JACD2

Great power competition is upon us. Our adversaries are prepared for sophisticated conflicts across multiple domains that employ denial of communications and information advantage capabilities. This fundamental shift in warfare…

WoTR Chinas Plan For Digital Dominance

China’s Plan for Digital Dominance

Digital transformation is all the craze in China. Even the venerable Kweichow Moutai distillery now talks of the new digital processes necessary to brew a smarter liquor. But all of this…

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FBI’s Made in Beijing: The Plan for Global Market Domination

The FBI has created a new tool to assist in its mission to identify, expose, prevent, and investigate intelligence activities on U.S. soil. It is a short documentary titled Made in Beijing:…

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China’s Real Challenge is Not Military

Vladimir Lenin is popularly believed to have said that “the capitalists will sell us the rope with which to hang them.” Whether he actually said it or not, the quote aptly fits the situation with China. Since 2016, Apple alone is reported to have invested $275 billion in China. All the world’s iPhones are Chinese-made. …

Mark Gerencser speaks at a panel event

BENS Chairman Joins Panel Discussion on “Great Power Competition”

BENS Chairman Mark Gerencser appeared on the panel discussion “Great Power Competition” at the World Affairs Council of Connecticut’s 2021 Global Security Forum: Competing for the Future. Gerencser was joined by co-panelist…

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BENS Competitiveness Council Event with Leaders from the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property

Leaders from the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property recently joined BENS for an important conversation on the threat of corporate espionage and its role in Great Power…

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The Nature of Conflict is Changing

By Dr. Michael Capps, Dr. Anthony Vinci, and Lauren Bedula Private enterprise is now on the front lines of our nation’s security and winning in today’s era of Great Power…