Matthew Brazil, Ph.D. is a non-resident Fellow at The Jamestown Foundation. He worked in Asia for over 20 years as an Army officer, American diplomat, and corporate security manager. Matt runs Madeira Security Consulting Inc. in San Jose, California, specializing in advice to Silicon Valley companies doing business in China. With Peter Mattis, he is the co-author of a work on Chinese intelligence operations to be published in 2018 by the Naval Institute Press.
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As the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) pursues a domestic anti-spy campaign and new espionage laws, PRC national security concerns and greater suspicion of foreigners may trump foreign business complaints about
Jamestown Fellow Matthew Brazil was quoted in a recent piece, "Even Through Decades of Sanctions, North Korea Finds Avenues of Trade," by the New York Times on May 12, 2017.
Since the 2016 General Election, American relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have followed a rollercoaster-like trajectory. Days before his inauguration, President Trump briefly reversed decades of predictable
Jamestown Fellow Matthew Brazil was recently quoted in the New York Times regarding an ongoing U.S. Treasury Department investigation of Huawei, the Chinese tech giant. Mr. Brazil previously worked in
The Economist quoted former China Brief Editor Peter Mattis and Matt Brazil. The article from November 12, "Happenstance and Enemy Action," discusses how world intelligence agencies are refocusing on China. Mattis
In early 2016, Chinese border authorities reportedly cracked down on exports to North Korea due to irritation over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and missile tests. Despite these and previous sanctions, computers
Jamestown Fellow Matt Brazil was quoted in the LA Times on September 24 regarding how China views espionage: “The regime appears to be accelerating counterintelligence efforts in response to fears of spies...This
As the People’s Republic of China (PRC) celebrated its first-ever National Security Day, anti-foreigner sentiment appears to have been made an official part of the Chinese state’s increased vigilance. A
Even when Chinese relations with major trading partners are stable, arbitrary actions by the host government against foreign businesses in China have not been uncommon. At present, China’s relations with