Welton Chang

data sci, disinfo, strategy, forecasting

Washington, DC, USA

(GMT-05:00) America/New_York

About Welton Chang

Dr. Welton Chang is Chief Technology Officer at Human Rights First. Prior to joining HRF, Welton was a senior researcher at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory where he led teams and developed technical solutions to address disinformation and online propaganda. Before joining APL, Welton served for nearly a decade as an intelligence officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency and in the Army, including two operational tours in Iraq and a tour in South Korea. Welton received a PhD and MA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA from Georgetown University, and a BA from Dartmouth College. 

Media Portfolio

Cyber Warfare: An Analysis of the Means and Motivations of Selected Nation States
How Should We Carry The Emotional Weight Of Squandered Campaigns?
We're Fighting an Intelligence War: A Strategic-Level Intelligence Advisor's Lessons Learned
Getting it Right: Assessing the Intelligence Community's Analytic Performance
Warfare in the Cyber Domain
Fixing Intel: Reforming the Defense Intelligence Enterprise for Better Analysis
What Makes Foreign Policy Teams Tick: Explaining Variation in Group Performance At Geopolitical Forecasting
Developing expert political judgment: The impact of training and practice on judgmental accuracy in geopolitical forecasting tournaments
Rethinking the training of intelligence analysts
Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail: When CONOPs Replace OPORDs
Five Psychological Biases that Plague Policymakers and Military Leaders
The Psychology Behind Strong Emotional Reactions To Bergdahl
Don’t Let Foreign Interpreters Who Supported Troops Get Left Behind
The Use Of Military Force Is About More Than Expected Outcomes
Why Now Is The Time To Establish A Standalone Cyber Force
More Cyber Professionals At The Pentagon Doesn’t Guarantee Better Security
The 3 Conditions That Must Be Met At Home Before The US Takes More Action In Syria
How To Think About Iraq
Go Set a Watchdog on Iran
Stand By South Korea
Rolling Back Climate-Change Initiatives: A Threat to National Security?
Forecasting the Future of the Mosul Dam
Do the Hard Work of Diplomacy on North Korea
Welton Chang Interview
Examining the Russian Disinformation Campaign
Jan 04, 2018
Restraint is Critical on Space Policy
Dec 27, 2017
The War Against Disinformation
Dec 08, 2017
Paris Pullout Shows How The US Is Shrugging Off Its Global Leadership
Nov 18, 2017
The United States should not sell precision guided weapons to Saudi Arabia
Jun 13, 2017
Keep climate change amendment to the NDAA
Jul 07, 2017
America Must Weigh the Costs of Continued War in Afghanistan
Aug 23, 2017
America Should Double Down, And Not Retreat, From Its South Korean Alliance
The National Interest
Aug 31, 2020
The Great Trust Crisis of 2020
Protego Press
Aug 26, 2020