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CommentaryDigital Threats to Democracy: A Double-Edged Sentence
This ongoing series from Technology for Global Security (T4GS) and the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) examines the elements and potential implications of digital th...
By M. Nina Miller
VideoU.S.-China relations are in a free fall, says expert
Former State Department official Anja Manuel joins Morning Joe to discuss why she says U.S.-China relations are in a free fall. Watch the full conversation on MSNBC....
By Anja Manuel
CommentaryThe Peace Corps Needs a Media Literacy Program
Last month, a hoax circulated online that people wearing shoes indoors led to a spike in coronavirus cases in Italy. Worldwide, rapidly spreading misinformation and&...
By Monika Bochert
CommentaryAre AI-Powered Killer Robots Inevitable?
In war, speed kills. The soldier who is a split second quicker on the draw may walk away from a firefight unscathed; the ship that sinks an enemy vessel first may spare i...
By Paul Scharre
CommentaryWhat the government should or should not do to help space industry
The COVID-19 economic slowdown will have lasting implications on the new space sector. Yet the United States cannot afford another lost decade of commercial space innovation. ...
By Mikhail Grinberg
CommentaryThe United States Can’t Afford to Turn Away Chinese Talent
Intellectual property theft is a real concern, and China has been the world’s foremost infringer. But a blanket exclusion of Chinese students from U.S. academic and scien...
By Elsa B. Kania & Lindsay Gorman
CommentaryTrump’s Latest Decision on Immigration Is Bad for America
As the pandemic continues, President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have sought to impose new and potentially sweeping restrictions on immigration. Back in April, Tr...
By Elsa B. Kania & Megan Lamberth
CommentaryWashington’s Anti-Huawei Tactics Need a Reboot In Europe
A coronavirus-induced economic crisis could send Europe bargain-shopping for critical infrastructure—in ways that might be dangerous. Europe’s argument on moving forward with ...
By Carisa Nietsche & Martijn Rasser
CommentarySharper: Global Coronavirus Response
As regions across the United States enforce states of emergency and a growing list of countries restrict travel, close schools, and quarantine citizens, the economic and human...
By Chris Estep & Cole Stevens
TranscriptTranscript from Military AI Applications
On April 29, the CNAS Technology and National Security Program hosted an expert discussion on "Military AI Applications" with the Honorable Robert O. Work and Dr. Paul Scharre...
By Robert O. Work & Paul Scharre
CommentaryNow is the time for an economic stimulus in artificial intelligence — or the US could fall behind
The COVID-19 virus has inflicted significant pain on the US economy as airlines have cancelled thousands of flights, restaurants and retailers have shut down, and sporting eve...
By Tony Samp
CommentaryCountering China’s Technonationalism
The world’s technology-leading democracies must take a fresh approach to high-end tech exports and policy to prevail in the competition with China. The global semiconductor in...
By Martijn Rasser
CommentarySharper: The 5G Future
5th Generation (5G) telecommunications promises to be a foundational next-generation technology—and vital to enabling the next industrial revolution. The stakes in 5G are high...
By Megan Lamberth, Chris Estep & Cole Stevens
PodcastRichard Fontaine Appears on Technology by Design
Richard Fontaine is the CEO of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He came to Durham back in February and took some time to sit down with us to discuss the differen...
By Richard Fontaine
CommentaryThe Defense Department Needs a Real Technology Strategy
Defense Department leaders agree the U.S. military must reinvigorate its technological edge. They just can’t agree on which technologies matter. Nor do they appear to be layin...
By Paul Scharre & Ainikki Riikonen
CommentaryTechnology alliances will help shape our post-pandemic future
There’s no question the post-corona world will be very different. How it will look depends on actions the world’s leaders take. Decisions made in coming months will determine ...
By Martijn Rasser
CommentarySharper: America's National Security Workforce
The greatest source of strength in American national security is the people who lead and serve within its institutions. The ongoing U.S. response to the global coronavirus out...
By Emma Moore, Chris Estep & Cole Stevens
CommentaryPutin Takes Another Step in Bid to Control Russia’s Internet
As Vladimir Putin pushes ahead with a plan to create a domestic internet he can control, his government is concentrating more regulatory authority in Roskomnadzor, the interne...
By Justin Sherman & Samuel Bendett
CommentaryTime for the US to declare independence from China
Americans now know they can’t rely on China or even our allies to produce the goods we need during a pandemic. That’s why it’s time for the United States government to do what...
By Anthony Vinci & Dr. Nadia Schadlow
CommentaryGlobal Supply Chains, Economic Decoupling, and U.S.-China Relations, Part 1: The View from the United States
The trade war has defined the current adversarial relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC). While President Donald J. Trump has at times...
By Sagatom Saha & Ashley Feng