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What role do the state of technological innovation and competitiveness in the United States have in national power? We offer recommendations for research and development policy, science and technology strategy, and research security. We also weigh in on the use of investments and incentives to strengthen the innovation ecosystem; export controls, sanctions and related policies to protect intellectual property and sensitive technologies; and trade rules and antitrust approaches to promote a fair and vibrant competitive environment. 

Recent Publications


The PRC’s Efforts Abroad

Owen Daniels
| September 2023

This report summarizes more than 20 CSET reports, translations, and data analyses to provide insight into the steps China has taken to increase its technological competitiveness beyond its own borders.

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The PRC’s Domestic Approach

Owen Daniels
| September 2023

This report summarizes more than 20 CSET reports, translations, and data analyses to provide insight into China’s internal actions to advance and implement its technology-related policy goals...

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Data Visualization

ETO Scout

September 2023

Scout is ETO's discovery tool for Chinese-language writing on science and technology. Scout compiles, tags, and summarizes news and commentary from selected Chinese sources, helping English-speaking users easily keep up to date, skim the latest news, and discover new perspectives. Use the Scout web interface to browse and filter articles,...

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Recent Blog Articles

In an op-ed published in War on the Rocks, CSET’s Lauren Kahn discusses the U.S. Department of Defense's Replicator initiative, which aims to rapidly scale military capabilities in response to strategic competition with China.

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On September 8, 2023, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) released their Bipartisan Framework on AI Legislation. The framework includes many ideas and recommendations that CSET research has highlighted over the past four years. This blog post highlights some of the most relevant reports and CSET’s perspective on...

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Recent announcements from both Pentagon and Congressional leaders offer significant opportunity for rapidly delivering autonomous systems technology at-scale for U.S. Warfighters well into the future. Dr. Jaret Riddick, CSET Senior Fellow and former Principal Director for Autonomy in USD(R&E) offers his perspective on DOD’s Replicator Initiative and recent legislative proposals...

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Our People

Emily S. Weinstein

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Related News

Fox Business featured CSET's Ngor Luong in an article that discusses the potential for new restrictions on US investors investing in Chinese firms that specialize in sensitive technologies such as AI.
Roll Call featured Ngor Luong in an article about the Biden administration's potential plan to screen and restrict U.S. investment in China's tech sector.
In The News

China Deepfake Regulations

January 10, 2023
In an interview with BBC World News, Research Analyst Hanna Dohmen explains the significance of China's new regulations on deepfake technology.
In The News

Making War More Difficult to Wage

July 15, 2022
In an opinion piece for Foreign Affairs, Research Fellow Emily Weinstein detailed how the unprecedented response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has altered the culture around export controls, and how this changed environment presents an opportunity for the United States and its allies to create a new export control regime among like-minded democracies.
In an opinion piece for Foreign Policy, Research Analyst Jack Corrigan and Michael Kratsios drew from their CSET report to share how policymakers can build a more unified defense against foreign technology threats to secure American networks and bolster the U.S. tech economy.
CSET's Emily S. Weinstein and Ngor Luong were referenced in an article published in Roll Call. The article cites the findings of Weinstein and Luong's research in their U.S. Outbound Investment into Chinese AI Companies report. Additionally, Weinstein and Luong were quoted in an interview regarding the accuracy and comprehensibility of data regarding U.S. investors and China.

Related Events

Kalaris Conference

November 1, 2023
Gaston Hall, Healy Building Georgetown University 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC 20057

On November 1, 2023, CSET will be co-hosting the all day Kalaris Conference with Georgetown's Center for Security Studies. This year's event focuses on "Decision Advantage: Emerging Technology Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Intelligence." Join us in person or virtually for exciting panel discussions and keynotes.