James Mulvenon is Deputy Director, Advanced Analysis at DGI's Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis. A specialist on the Chinese military, Dr. Mulvenon's research focuses on Chinese C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance), defense research/development/acquisition organizations and policy, strategic weapons programs (computer network attack 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. He has authored a chapter on Chinese civil-military relations in the recently published Civil-Military Change in China: Elites, Institutions, and Ideas after the 16th Party Congress (Carlisle Barracks, PA: US Army War College, 2004). His unclassified RAND monographs include Breaching the Great Firewall: Dissident Technologies Versus China's Internet Control Systems (DRR-3396), Shanghaied? The Economic and Political Implication of Cross-Strait Information Technology and Investment Flows (MG-143), Chinese Military Commerce and U.S. National Security (MR-907.0-CAPP), and Professionalization of the Senior Chinese Officer Corps: Trends and Implications (MR-901-OSD).
With the Center for Naval Analyses Corporation, Dr. Mulvenon is the co-organizer of the premier annual conference on the Chinese military and co-editor of its latest edited volume, entitled A Poverty of Riches: New Challenges and Opportunities in PLA Research (CF-189-NSRD). Previous edited volumes include The People's Liberation Army as Organization: Reference Volume v1.0 (CF-182-NSRD), Seeking Truth From Facts: A Retrospective on Chinese Military Studies in the Post-Mao Era (CF-160-CAPP), and The People's Liberation Army in the Information Age (CF-145-CAPP/AF).
Among his professional affiliations, Dr. Mulvenon is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a founding member of the Cyber Conflict Studies Association, and a member of the National Committee for U.S.-China Relations and the Association for Asian Studies. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles, and attended Fudan University in Shanghai from 1991 to 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.