Peter Chalk is a senior analyst at Valens Global and an adjunct political scientist at the RAND Corporation. He is a specialist correspondent for Jane’s Intelligence Review and associate editor of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, one of the foremost journals in the international security field.
Chalk has regularly testified before the U.S. Senate on issues pertaining to national and international terrorism and is author of numerous publications on various aspects of low-intensity conflict in the contemporary world.
Chalk was previously a professor of politics at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, and a postdoctoral fellow in the Strategic and Defense Studies Centre of the Australian National University, Canberra. Chalk earned his M.A. (First Class) in political studies and international relations at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland and his Ph.D. in political science at the University of British Columbia in Canada.
The QAnon conspiracy emerged on 28 October 2017, when a user named “Q” posted what were purported to be highly classified government secrets on 4chan’s /pol/ (politically incorrect) discussion board, contributing to a thread discussing the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States (US) elections. Notably, Q’s claim of having special access to […]
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