Year of the Dragon? Using OSINT for a Decision Advantage on China

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Understanding and tracking the multifaceted influence of nations is crucial for maintaining a strategic advantage. China is systematically influencing instruments of national power, encompassing diplomatic, information, military, and economic (DIME) spheres. Against the backdrop of the year of the dragon — symbolizing strength, wisdom, and transformation — this program will delve into how open-source intelligence (OSINT) can empower military leaders to gain and maintain a decision advantage as China pursues its global objectives.


This webinar will explore the use of publicly available information (PAI) to understand this complex geopolitical landscape. Attendees will learn about:

  • DIME power dynamics: An analysis of China's diplomatic, information, military, and economic initiatives and their interplay on the global stage.
  • The importance of the year of the dragon: Parallels between the characteristics of the year of the dragon and China's strategic approach and impact on international affairs.
  • OSINT/PAI: A deep dive into the efficacy of OSINT tools in gathering and analyzing publicly available information to decipher China's intentions.
  • Decision advantage: Understanding how military leaders can leverage OSINT to gain insights, anticipate actions, and ultimately maintain a decision advantage in response to China.
  • Perspectives from other Pacific nations, including Australia, on how they view China's evolving influence.

Speaker and Presenter Information

Frederick Kagan, Senior Fellow and Director of the Critical Threats Project, American Enterprise Institute


Paul Becker, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret), CEO, The Becker T3 Group LLC


McDaniel Wicker, VP Strategy, Babel Street


Jason English, VP Business Development, Babel Street

Relevant Government Agencies

DOD & Military, Other Federal Agencies, Federal Government

Event Type

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Wed, Feb 28, 2024, 3:00pm - 4:00pm ET

Complimentary:    $ 0.00

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Event Sponsors

Babel Street Government Team at Carahsoft

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