East Asia is one of the most geopolitically significant regions in the world. As China and the United States compete to influence norms for economic and political dominance, the consequences of their rivalry could shape the direction of the next century. Meanwhile, North Korea poses a conventional and nuclear threat to the United States and allies. At the same time, sub-state networks of corrupt government officials, organized crime groups, and opportunistic businesspeople exploit weak systems of governance across the region to facilitate money laundering, wildlife smuggling, forced labor, and narcotics trafficking around the world.

C4ADS takes a network-centric approach to identify the people, companies, and assets involved in illicit activities around the East Asia and Pacific region and integrates high-advantage, native-language data sources to aid relevant enforcement authorities.