Conquest without War

The Threat of Communist Chinese Political Influence Operations

October 23, 2021, NBR co-hosted the fourth lecture for the speaker series “China in the World: 21st Century Challenges.” The lecture “Conquest without War: The Threat of Communist Chinese Political Influence Operations” featured Dr. John Lenczowski, Founder and Chancellor of the Institute of World Politics (IWP). The lecture focused on the multifaceted threat of Communist Chinese influence operations: propaganda, disinformation, psychological disarmament operations, commercial cooptation of business leaders, and influence over politicians, the media, Hollywood, and academia.


Dr. John Lenczowski is the Founder, President Emeritus, and Chancellor of The Institute of World Politics (IWP), a Graduate School of National Security, Intelligence, and International Affairs based in Washington, D.C., with a satellite campus in Reston, VA.