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Operation Warp Speed showed the power of the U.S. government to direct national biotech capabilities around a shared goal—in this case, a novel vaccine. But there are many oth...
By Hannah Kelley
Foreword By Richard Fontaine Rapid technological change touches virtually every aspect of life today. This includes defense and national security, and for good reason: To main...
By Douglas A. Beck
Secure, Governable Chips
Broadly capable AI systems, built and deployed using specialized chips, are becoming an engine of economic growth and scientific progress. At the same time, these systems also...
By Onni Aarne, Tim Fist & Caleb Withers
Preventing AI Chip Smuggling to China
China cannot legally import the most advanced artificial intelligence (AI) chips or the tooling to produce them. The large and growing computational requirements of the most p...
By Tim Fist & Erich Grunewald
Technology Competition: A Battle for Brains
Emerging technologies—including artificial intelligence (AI), quantum information science and technology (QIST), and biotechnology—will transform people’s lives and work world...
By Sam Howell
Protecting consumer data privacy is at the center of many of Washington’s technology-related debates. Apps such as TikTok, for example, raise fears about how foreign adversari...
By Alexandra Seymour
Dual-Use Technology and U.S. Export Controls
Technology is a key enabler of political, military, and economic power. As technical competence grows more diffused, middle powers such as India and Brazil are emerging as tec...
By Hannah Kelley
Digital Decentralization and Its Effects on Democracy
According to blockchain technologists, web decentralization would fundamentally alter business, societies, and the balance of digital power by reorganizing the internet, using...
By Sam Howell
Artificial Intelligence and Arms Control
Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) pose immense opportunity for militaries around the world. With this rising potential for AI-enabled military systems, some activists a...
By Paul Scharre & Megan Lamberth
Rewire: Semiconductors and U.S. Industrial Policy
As the United States considers industrial policy for the first time in decades, it should learn lessons from prior government efforts to shape the semiconductor industry, in t...
By Chris Miller
Lighting the Path
The world’s leading powers are engaged in an unprecedented technology competition. Autocratic regimes are advancing a vision for technology use—a techno-totalitarianism that e...
By Carisa Nietsche, Emily Jin, Hannah Kelley, Emily Kilcrease, Megan Lamberth, Martijn Rasser & Alexandra Seymour
Regenerate: Biotechnology and U.S. Industrial Policy
A revolution in biotechnology is dawning at the precise moment the world needs it most. Amid an ongoing climate crisis, fast-paced technological maturation, and a global pande...
By Ryan Fedasiuk
Reboot: Framework for a New American Industrial Policy
The relationship between American industry and the U.S. government must change. The nature of the U.S.-China strategic competition, one centered on technology, requires a rese...
By Martijn Rasser, Megan Lamberth, Hannah Kelley & Ryan Johnson
The Tangled Web We Wove
The pendulum of globalization has swung too far. What the fallout of the ongoing pandemic makes clear is that decades of offshoring and cost-cutting in the pursuit of efficien...
By Megan Lamberth, Martijn Rasser, Ryan Johnson & Henry Wu
Aligning U.S.-Israeli Cooperation on Technology Issues and China
The United States and Israel have a long history of working together as close allies. Theirs is a relationship based on common values and security interests. In recent years, ...
By Jonathan Schanzer, Shira Efron, Martijn Rasser & Alice Hickson
When the Chips Are Down
The United States is in a strategic competition with a well-resourced and capable opponent. China seeks a global role that is broadly at odds with the strategic interests and ...
By Becca Wasser, Martijn Rasser & Hannah Kelley
Edge Networks, Core Policy
Technological leadership by the United States requires forethought and organization. The plan necessary to maintain that leadership—a national technology strategy—should be br...
By Martijn Rasser, Ainikki Riikonen & Henry Wu
The Future of the Digital Order
Nations that successfully harness the vast economic, political, and societal power of emerging information and communications technologies will shape the future of the global ...
By Jeff Cirillo, Lisa Curtis, Joshua Fitt, Kara Frederick, Coby Goldberg, Ilan Goldenberg, Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Megan Lamberth, Martijn Rasser & Dania Torres
From Plan to Action
Ideas abound for actions the United States should take to better position itself for the unfolding global technology competition. Concerning topics as diverse as raw materials...
By John Costello, Martijn Rasser & Megan Lamberth
Principles for the Combat Employment of Weapon Systems with Autonomous Functionalities
These seven new principles concentrate on the responsible use of autonomous functionalities in armed conflict in ways that preserve human judgment and responsibility over the ...
By Robert O. Work