James Mulvenon is a Chinese linguist and a specialist on the Chinese military, known as a leading international expert on Chinese cyber, technology transfer, espionage, and military issues. James has published widely on Chinese military affairs, party-army relations, C4ISR, and nuclear weapons' doctrine and organizations. He has developed deep, long-standing professional relationships with senior leaders across the executive branch, think tanks, industry associations, and corporate C-suites and boards. Previously, he was Vice President of Defense Group Inc.'s Intelligence Division and Director of DGI's Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis, an in-house think tank conducting in-depth open source research and analysis on complex international issues. He has recruited and trained many Chinese, Russian, Korean, and Farsi linguist-analysts as well as cleared software developers performing collection, analysis, and operations support for U.S. Government and corporate customers. Today, James is a Scientific Research and Analysis Director for Peraton Labs, an innovation hub that molds the future of emerging technologies.
1995 - 2004
MEDIA & APPEARANCES
James is a regular commentator on the Chinese military, cyber warfare and Chinese industrial espionage.
He is regularly invited to address senior government and commercial audiences on Chinese tech and cyber topics.
His comments have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and other international media outlets.
He has also testified before the Commission several times.
Soldiers of Fortune: The Rise and Fall of the Chinese Military-Business Complex, 1978-1998
Chinese Industrial Espionage: Technology Acquisition and Military Modernisation
Professionalization of the Senior Chinese Officer Corps: Trends and Implications
James founded and grew multiple successful, analytical P&L business units in think tanks and commercial sectors.
He was Chairman of the Board of Cyber Conflict Studies Association, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering the development of cyber conflict studies.
He was also a Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit global policy think tank that develops solutions to public policy.
He conducted pioneering work on Chinese hackers in the mid-1990s and published the first technical and policy analysis of Chinese Internet censorship in 2002.