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Borrowing a Boat Out to Sea: The Chinese Military's Use of Social Media for Influence Operations

September 2019

By Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga and Michael S. Chase

The Chinese military, known as the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), is positioning itself as one of the leading actors for hostile Chinese influence operations on social media. It is already reported to be surreptitiously using Facebook and other platforms to undermine the democratic process in foreign countries, including Taiwan, and recent developments indicate the United States could be next. The PLA uses social media not just for overt influence operations, such as external propaganda via PLA Daily and Xinhua to achieve narrative dominance as well as psychological warfare for deterrence purposes, but also conducts co- vert hostile political interference operations targeting foreign countries.

The Arab Maghreb Union in Crisis: Rethinking North Africa's Forgotten Union

January 2019

By Hafed Al Ghwell


The Arab Maghreb is the worst performing trading sub-region in the world despite a close proximity to the European Union and a merging of interests concerning immigrant flows, security and potential sustainable energy cooperation.

Governance and Accountability in India: A Comparative Analysis and Recommended Ways Forward

September 20, 2017

By: Devynn Birx-Raybuck, Wang Guan, Shauna Marvel, Robyn Oates, Rebecca Zylberman

Culture in Crisis: Preserving Cultural Heritage in Conflict Zones

April 26, 2017

By: Professor Dan Serwer with Stephanie Billingham, Ceriel Gerrits, Rie Horiuchi, Ross Hurwitz, Jessica Jones, Katelyn van Dam


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