The Malign Activities of China

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
2:00-4:00pm PT / 5:00-7:00pm ET

Join Strategic News Service, Washington Post columnist & author Josh Rogin, and Earth League International Co-Founder Andrea Crosta for a set of conversations on China’s strategic compromise of international governance systems, infiltration of foreign governments and regimes, and destruction of marine habitat and species.

It’s hard to replace in-person events, but we’re doing our best. Each of our FiReSide monthly virtual intelligence sessions features two centerpiece interviews focused around a central topic. In addition to Q&A sessions following each interview, you’ll have the chance to discuss further with speakers and fellow attendees in two rounds of small-group discussion. If you feel like lingering, you can stick around after the event is over for an optional full-group discussion.

Chaos Under Heaven |
Josh Rogin, Columnist, Washington Post

Josh Rogin is a columnist for the Global Opinions section of the Washington Post and a political analyst with CNN.

Previously, he has covered foreign policy and national security for Bloomberg View, Newsweek, the Daily Beast, Foreign Policy magazine, Congressional Quarterly, Federal Computer Week magazine, and Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper. He was a 2011 finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and the 2011 recipient of the Interaction Award for Excellence in International Reporting.

Rogin holds a BA in international affairs from George Washington University and studied at Sophia University in Tokyo. He lives in Washington, DC.

Interviewed by | Evan Anderson, CEO, INVNT/IP

The Role of International Chinese Trafficking Networks in the Global Extinction Emergency | Andrea Crosta, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Earth League International

Andrea Crosta has over 30 years of experience in conservation projects and over 17 years as a consultant on high-end security technologies & services, homeland security, anti-terrorism, anti-piracy, and intelligence. He is the founder of Earth League International (ELI), the first Intelligence Agency for Earth, a pioneer in the use of professional intelligence applied to environmental crime, comprising former intelligence and law enforcement, crime analysts, cyber and geospatial intelligence experts, and undercover investigators.

Andrea has supervised or directed operations on wildlife trafficking and environmental crime Andrea including rhino horn trafficking (South Africa), ivory trafficking (Asia/China), jaguar and wildlife trafficking (South America), and illegal fishing (Mexico). Resulting confidential reports have been shared with US Homeland Security, NOAA, Interpol, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, and others, including governmental authorities in Latin America and Asia.

Andrea is a protagonist of the documentary Sea of Shadows, Sundance 2019 Audience Award winner and the Featured FiRe Film for 2019. He is a Fellow of The Explorers Club and holds master’s degrees in Natural Sciences and Business & Innovation and a BSc in Psychology.

Interviewed by | Berit Anderson, Program Director, FiReSide and Future in Review

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