‘The China Secrets’ at Amazon.com

Security Breach – ‘The China Secrets’ Sensitive intel docs surface on Chinese espionage, PLA subterfuge and classified MSS materials. Move over Wikileaks! Currently at Amazon.com’s self-publishing marketplace, a growing volume of essays exposing China’s darkest, most classified secrets is seeing the light. Six books with colorful covers and catchy titles, which comprise the fascinating ‘China…

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Hybrid Warfare and Spec-Ops – ‘The calm before the storm’

‘The calm before the storm’ Delta Force operators and SEAL teams are headed to the Korean Peninsula to ‘decapitate’ the North Korean leadership. Today, the South Korean and U.S. navies kicked off massive combined drills on the Korean peninsula amid escalating tensions, a training exercise which North Korea has warned may prompt another ballistic missile launch…

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‘War Dogs’ – Slick visuals and smart stats on the global arms biz

Contemplating the Global Military Industrial Complex We ponder the global arms trade with a few slick visuals and some smart stats.  The below visuals and density functions depict the global weapons trade of late. Created by savvy data scientist Hai Nguyen Mau, each relationship plots the value of the arms business between the respective countries…

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Hello, RMB | 你好,人民币

Hello, RMB – 你好, 人民币 The Chinese currency, aka the yuan, aka the RMB, aka ‘the people’s currency’ has officially made it into the IMF’s basket of reserve currencies Over the weekend, the controversial Chinese currency was added to the IMF‘s special drawing rights (SDR) basket, joining the US dollar, the euro, the yen, and…

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