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TOSHI YOSHIHARA is a Research Fellow and the resident expert on security issues in the Asia-Pacific region at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis. His research areas at the Institute include American alliances in the Asia-Pacific, China’s military modernization, China-Taiwan relations, Japan’s security policy, critical infrastructure protection, and energy security in the Persian Gulf. Mr. Yoshihara was an analyst focusing on China’s security policy and military modernization at the RAND Corporation and the American Enterprise Institute. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (1998-2000). Mr. Yoshihara received a B.S. in International Affairs from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and an M.A. in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is currently a doctoral candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, working on his dissertation on Chinese military innovation and information warfare.
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Authored by Mr. Toshi Yoshihara.
The author explores what he perceives to be China s pursuit of information warfare (IW) as a method of fighting asymmetric warfare against the United States. The author examines those aspects of IW--PSYOPS, Denial, and Deception--that China believes provides the greatest prospects for victory in a conflict.