Tag Archive: Emerging technologies

A Plea: The Case for Digital Environmentalism

Andrew Burt Daniel E. Geer, Jr.
| November 2022

Digital technology, the defining innovation of the last half century, has deep and unaddressed insecurities at its core. This paper, authored by two prominent technologists and strategic thinkers, argues that a new form of “digital environmentalism”—marked by a re-evaluation of our relationship to technology, growth, and innovation—is the only way to fix such insecurities, and to bring meaningful change to the digital world.

Big Tech Goes to War

Foreign Affairs
| October 19, 2022

In her coauthored article for Foreign Affairs, Senior Fellow Emelia Probasco discusses the role of U.S. technology in conflict, particularly in the war in Ukraine.


Ben Murphy
| May 2022

China’s "Science and Technology Daily," a state-run newspaper, published a revealing series of articles in 2018 on 35 different Chinese technological import dependencies. The articles, accessible here in English for the first time, express concern that strategic Chinese industries are vulnerable to any disruption to their supply of specific U.S., Japanese, and European “chokepoint” technologies. This issue brief summarizes the article series and analyzes the Chinese perspective on these import dependencies and their causes.

Privacy is Power

Foreign Affairs
| January 19, 2022

In an opinion piece for Foreign Affairs, a team of CSET authors alongside coauthors make the case for the use of privacy-enhancing technologies to protect personal privacy.

According to a CSET report, tech professionals expressed positive and neutral views on working with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Congress moves to unify ‘disjointed’ R&D effort

National Journal
| July 27, 2021

CSET's Director of CyberAI John Bansemer weighs in on the National Science and Technology Act as part of Congress' strategy to boost science and tech innovation while authorizing R&D spending.

CSET's Melissa Flagg and Jack Corrigan's latest report urges the U.S. Department to stop being innovation tourists.

Melissa Flagg and Jack Corrigan's latest policy brief urges for the U.S. Department of Defense to use more private sector innovation.

Jack Corrigan and Melissa Flagg's latest CSET policy brief offers recommendations for the U.S. Department of Defense to effectively integrate innovative technology.

China’s Foreign Technology Wish List

Ryan Fedasiuk Emily S. Weinstein Anna Puglisi
| May 2021

“Science and technology diplomats” act as brokers as part of China’s broader strategy to acquire foreign technology. Each year, they file hundreds of official reports on their activities. This issue brief illuminates trends in the 642 reports filed by the S&T directorates of Chinese embassies and consulates from 2015 to 2020, quantifying which types of technologies the Chinese government is most focused on acquiring, and from where.