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Washington Post: U.S. Considers Cutting Trade with China’s Biggest Semiconductor Manufacturer; SOSi Report Cited

By China, News

The Washington Post – The Trump administration is considering adding China’s largest semiconductor manufacturer to a trade blacklist, in another sign of heightening U.S.-China technology tensions. The Defense Department said it is working with other agencies to determine whether the “actions” of Semiconductor Manufacturing International…

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CIRA Report: China’s Smart Cities Development

By China, Reports

On April 29th, 2020, the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) released a commissioned CIRA report on China’s smart cities development. China has become a leader in developing and exporting its smart cities technologies like networked cameras, sensors, and location services—and the rest…

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Iran’s Reserve of Last Resort: Uncovering the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Ground Forces Order of Battle

By Analysis, Featured, Other

Qassem Soleimani’s death, the prospect of further US-Iranian military escalation, and the reemer­gence of large protests in Iran in recent months raise the question of Iran’s capacity to conduct military operations beyond its borders while suppressing dis­sent within them. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)…

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Is Ukraine Due for Another Revolution?

By Analysis, Russia

CIRA Russia analyst Jonathan Brunson writes in Slate: The potential for another Ukrainian revolution festers beneath this year’s deceptively calm presidential and parliamentary elections. It would be the third one in 15 years, following the 2004 Orange Revolution and the 2014 Euro-Maidan uprising. In April,…

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CIRA’s Jonathan Ray Testifies in U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Hearing on “China in Space: A Strategic Competition?”

By China, News

CIRA China analyst Jonathan Ray testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) on China’s space capabilities development. His testimony focuses on the PLA’s strategy and activities in the space and network (or cyber) domains, and their implications for strategic competition between the…

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