September 04, 2019

The Low Road: Charting China's Digital Expansion

By Kara Frederick, Daniel Kliman and Ely Ratner

China's Belt and Road has equipped governments worldwide to use innovations, such as facial recognition technology, to conduct surveillance and limit dissent. As Beijing tightens control of the Internet within its own borders, what consequences lie ahead for people living under other authoritarian regimes and fragile democracies? CNAS experts Kara Frederick, Daniel Kliman, and Ely Ratner explain how China's high-tech illiberalism may shape the twenty-first century.

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Asia-Pacific Security

The Autocrat’s New Tool Kit

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Asia-Pacific Security

Blunting China’s Illiberal Order: The Vital Role of Congress in U.S. Strategic Competition with China

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Asia-Pacific Security

Addressing China’s Digital Expansion

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Countering High-Tech Illiberalism

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Asia-Pacific Security

Grading China's Belt and Road

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CNAS Project Launch: Securing Our 5G Future

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  • Video
    • November 8, 2019
    What does the US want from China? What is its endgame?

    Daniel Kliman appears on a BBC News feature to discuss the state of U.S. policy toward China. Listen to the full conversation and more:...

    By Daniel Kliman

  • Congressional Testimony
    • November 5, 2019
    How Corporations and Big Tech Leave Our Data Exposed to Criminals, China, and Other Bad Actors

    I. Key Observations and Assessments1 Chairman Hawley, Ranking Member Whitehouse, distinguished members of the subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to discuss a topic of...

    By Kara Frederick

  • Commentary
    • The Diplomat
    • November 1, 2019
    How American Progressives Think About Asian Security

    Democrats running for the 2020 U.S. presidential nomination implicitly accept – or at least have not rejected – the premise that the United States’ fate is linked to that of t...

    By Van Jackson

  • Reports
    • October 23, 2019
    Imbalance of Power

    In a new report, experts Daniel Kliman, Iskander Rehman, Kristine Lee, and Joshua Fitt evaluate trend lines in the India-China military equation and assess Delhi’s current mil...

    By Daniel Kliman, Iskander Rehman, Kristine Lee & Joshua Fitt

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