Richard is an open source information operations analyst. Working with publicly available resources, he specializes in describing political, military and economic situations in terms of information transactions. Richard is best known for his internationally read weblog, the Belmont Club (rated by surveys as the 80th most influential political site in the world). He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Times of London to name just a few reputable publications. He has been interviewed on US radio programs, co-authored articles with military commanders and has been invited to review books, or write forewords and jacket introductions on books varying in subject from cable warfare, military history and resource depletion.