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Commentaries by Jake Sotiriadis

Jake Sotiriadis

Air Force intelligence officer

Jake Sotiriadis is an Air Force intelligence officer and PhD candidate in political science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His research focuses on the international politics of ideology, with an emphasis on Chinese Neo-Confucianism and Russian Neo-Eurasianism. He holds an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, an MPhil from the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, and has served at the Pentagon and the National Security Agency.
  • Sep 04 , 2018

    China is rapidly emerging as a major exporter of UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) technology and is developing command, control, communications, and intelligence networks in order to employ these systems in a broader offensive capacity. The future weaponization of these systems and their subsequent employment in disputed areas such as the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands carries significant implications.

  • Jun 19 , 2018

    The hyperbolic headlines in the Western press regarding Xi Jinping’s consolidation of power obscure the true dynamics of what is occurring in China. Xi’s co-opting of Confucian philosophy as a unifying concept for Chinese society seeks to further entrench the CCP as protector and guarantor of “Chineseness.”

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