|James Mulvenon is Vice-President of Defense Group, Inc.¹s Intelligence Division and Director of DGI¹s Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis. At CIRA, Dr. Mulvenon runs teams of nearly twenty cleared Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Pashto, Urdu, and Dari/Farsi linguist-analysts performing open-source research for the US Government. A specialist on the Chinese military and cyber warfare, Dr. Mulvenon's research focuses on Chinese C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, and reconnaissance), defense research/development/acquisition organizations and policy, strategic weapons programs (computer network operations and nuclear warfare), cryptography, and the military and civilian implications of the information revolution in China.
Dr. Mulvenon's book, Soldiers of Fortune (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2001), details the rise and fall of the Chinese military's multi-billion dollar international business empire. His recent publications include ³The Future of American Power in a Multipolar World,² in Abraham Denmark and James Mulvenon, eds., Contested Commons: The Future of American Power in a Multipolar World, Washington, DC: Center for a New American Security, 2010; and ³PLA Computer Network Operations: Scenarios, Doctrine, Organiations, and Capability,² in Roy Kamphausen, David Lai, and Andrew Scobell, eds., Beyond the Strait: PLA Missions Other Than Taiwan, Washington, DC: National Bureau of Research, 2009.
Among his professional affiliations, Dr. Mulvenon is a founding member and current President of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association, was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations between 1999 and 2004, and is presently a member of the National Committee for U.S.-China Relations. He is regular media commentator on both China and cyber warfare, and his comments have appeared recently in the Washington Post, New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Christian Science Monitor, Boston Globe, PC World, Wired, International Herald Tribune, and Los Angeles Times, as well as on BBC, NPR, CNN, and CBS News. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and attended Fudan University in Shanghai from 1991-1992. Dr. Mulvenon is married to the former Mary Hampton of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. They reside in Burke, Virginia with their daughters, Kate and Ellie.