Washington, August 30, 2022—Today, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) released a new report, Lighting the Path: Framing a Transatlantic Technology Strategy from authors Carisa Nietsche, Emily Jin, Hannah Kelley, Emily Kilcrease, Megan Lamberth, Martijn Rasser, and Alexandra Seymour.
The authors contend that the world's leading powers are engaged in an unprecedented technology competition – one in which authoritarian governments are advancing their own vision for technology use. The United States and Europe must join forces and compete or risk ceding the competition to autocracies. To succeed, the United States and Europe must be guided by a strategy that matches the moment. Yet no such strategy currently exists.
Against this backdrop, this new report develops the framework of a transatlantic technology strategy. The report argues that the transatlantic partners must take a two-pronged approach.
- Second, the United States and Europe must advance a protect and promote agenda to maintain their technological edge and ensure long-term economic competitiveness.
The authors urge the United States and Europe to harness the strengths of the transatlantic partnership to foster technological innovation. Specifically, they contend that the transatlantic partners must lead in seven critical areas, including artificial intelligence, biotechnology, clean energy technology, information and communications technology and services, quantum information science and technology, semiconductors, and standard-setting. This report aims to chart a blueprint for transatlantic cooperation and light the path to ensure sustained technological leadership, spur inclusive growth, and preserve our shared democratic values.
Read the full report here.
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