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September 30, 2022 in Analysis, Other

Iranian Company Enabling Internet Shutdown Has German Partner and Global Presence

As with previous waves of unrest, the Iranian government has used restrictions on internet access to combat recent protests over the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody. Critics have identified ArvanCloud – an unsanctioned cloud service provider which claims to maintain clients via a…
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August 31, 2022 in Analysis, Other

NIST REPORT: A New “Great Game?”: China’s Role in International Standards for Emerging Technologies

Exovera/CIRA, in collaboration with Makwa Global, supported the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) response to their task outlined in Section 9414 of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA 2021) to conduct a study and provide recommendations with respect to the effect of…
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December 18, 2021 in News

EXOVERA’ s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis (CIRA) closely studies China’s military industrial complex

EXOVERA'S Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis (CIRA) closely studies China’s military industrial complex – in particular, Chinese investment in U.S. technology and the flow of U.S. capital into China that wittingly or unwittingly advances the objectives of the Peoples Liberation Army. Commenting in today’s…
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Iranian Company Enabling Internet Shutdown Has German Partner and Global Presence

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As with previous waves of unrest, the Iranian government has used restrictions on internet access to combat recent protests over the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody. Critics have identified ArvanCloud – an unsanctioned cloud service provider which claims to maintain clients via a…
Nist Report

NIST REPORT: A New “Great Game?”: China’s Role in International Standards for Emerging Technologies

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Exovera/CIRA, in collaboration with Makwa Global, supported the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) response to their task outlined in Section 9414 of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA 2021) to conduct a study and provide recommendations with respect to the effect of…
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CIRA Report: Internet Freedom in Hong Kong

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As the CCP cracks down on speech in Hong Kong and conducts high-profile arrests of local democracy activists, CIRA has released a new report entitled TRAMPLED ORCHID that seeks to understand the implications of Hong Kong's draconian yet vague new National Security Law for local…

Selling China’s Story: How the Chinese Government Privatized Facebook Propaganda

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CIRA analyst Maggie Baughman's work below was the winner of the recent Rhodium ChinaTalk essay contest. Ms. Baughman also discussed her research on the most recent episode of the ChinaTalk podcast. Almost two decades after China began marshaling its "fifty-cent army" to manipulate public conversation…

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December 18, 2021 in News

EXOVERA’ s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis (CIRA) closely studies China’s military industrial complex

EXOVERA'S Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis (CIRA) closely studies China’s military industrial complex – in particular, Chinese investment in U.S. technology and the flow of U.S. capital into China that wittingly or unwittingly advances the objectives of the Peoples Liberation Army. Commenting in today’s…
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November 18, 2021 in News

SOSi Hosts Conference on Chinese Communist Party Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Party and a Watershed Moment in U.S.-China Relations

RESTON, Va. (November 18, 2021) – Earlier this week SOSi’s Center for Research and Analysis (CIRA) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted the "Chinese Communist Party (CCP) at 100 Conference" to assess the CCP’s ideology, structure, and activities in both China…
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September 16, 2021 in News

SOSi Launches Open Source Analysis Center to Advise U.S. Fortune 500 Companies and Inform U.S. Government China, Iran, and Russia Policy

SOSi formally announced the opening of its Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis (CIRA), established to provide analysis, investigative support, and data services to the U.S. government and Fortune 500 companies on a range of issues from cybersecurity risk and foreign military affairs to artificial…
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June 23, 2021 in News

CIRA’s Joe McReynolds Named a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations

RESTON, Va. (June 23, 2021) – SOSi announced today that Joe McReynolds, a China analyst with its Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis, was named a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is one of the nation’s…
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