PERSPECTIVE: 5G Networks Are No Place for Huawei

This piece, by Peter Varnish, originally appeared in Homeland Security Today on August 27, 2019.

“We’re not going to do business with Huawei,” President Donald Trump told reporters outside the White House this month. “That doesn’t mean we won’t agree to something if and when we make a trade deal.” But should Chinese telecom giant Huawei be used as a bargaining chip?

China’s cyber espionage capabilities are notorious. Just last week, an investigation by the Wall Street Journal turned up evidence of Huawei intercepting encrypted communications to help African governments spy on political opponents.

All over the world, the Communist … Read More

COMMENTARY: Doug Lute — NATO Unity Key to Countering China

In a wide-ranging conversation, Ambassador Douglas Lute sat down with Aaron Harber to discuss what he sees as the greatest current and future security risks to the US. A retired US ambassador to NATO, Lute was quick to express his unease over the organization’s current direction, the lack of leadership from the US in stabilizing inter-alliance relationships, and the ever-present threats posed by China and Russia. Addressing the current direction of NATO, Lute warned that a strong US commitment is at the core of NATO’s mission, and the success of that mission depends on members working cohesively to create an … Read More

PERSPECTIVE: The Huawei 5G Row Highlights China’s Growing Threat To Global Security

This article, by Sherri Ramsey, originally appeared in The Huffington Post UK on June 4th, 2019.

On the heels of President Trump’s Executive Order that would ban Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei from the United States, the company held a flashy event in London to mark the launch of its newest phone. This came as the President prepares next week to urge Theresa May to eliminate the firm from the development of 5G wireless networks in the UK.

Despite warnings from New Zealand and Australia, and continued calls from U.S. officials to ban Huawei equipment from 5G networks, the … Read More