About the Writer

Matt Brazil is a former soldier, diplomat, and corporate security executive who spent most of his career in Asia.  Thanks to a generous grant, he and co-author Peter Mattis are completing the Handbook on Chinese Intelligence Operations, to be published by the Naval Institute Press in 2018.   The work contains entries on Chinese Communist intelligence leaders, other significant personalities, espionage cases, technology acquisition operations, and terms.  it also features a detailed timeline that sketches the previously understudied story of how Chinese Communist intelligence organizations and activities influenced Chinese history, of how history shaped the organs of Party security.

Matt’s day job: I’m proud to have joined the Hong Kong business security firm I-OnAsia in May 2017 as their San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley representative.  Protecting American companies is our shared passion and vocation.  Visit us at ionasia.com.hk/