Tag Archive: Export controls

For Export Controls on AI, Don’t Forget the “Catch-All” Basics

Emily S. Weinstein Kevin Wolf
| July 5, 2023

Existing U.S. government tools and approaches may help mitigate some of the issues worrying AI observers. This blog post describes long-standing “catch-all” controls, administered by the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and how they might be used to address some of these threats.

A Domestic Agenda for the House Select China Committee

The Wall Street Journal
| February 27, 2023

The Wall Street Journal published an opinion article citing two reports: No Permits, No Fabs by CSET's John VerWay and Sustaining and Growing the U.S. Semiconductor Advantage: A Primer by CSET's Owen J. Daniels and Will Hunt.

ChinaTalk: Export Controls for AI

| November 8, 2022

Emily Weinstein and Tim Hwang discuss decoupling from China in AI.

CSET Data Research Analyst Jacob Feldgoise spoke with Marketplace about U.S. government export restrictions blocking China from access to U.S.-produced emerging technology such as quantum computing and AI software.

A CSET report found that 97 AI chips in China's military purchase records were manufactured by U.S. based firms.

CSET Research Fellow Emily Weinstein testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission at a hearing on "Challenges from Chinese Policy in 2022: Zero-COVID, Ukraine, and Pacific Diplomacy." Weinstein proposed the creation of a new export control regime.

Drawing from his CSET report "Silicon Twist," Research Analyst Ryan Fedasiuk shares how the U.S. can mitigate the Chinese military's acquisition of U.S.-manufactured AI chips in an interview with FedScoop.

Making War More Difficult to Wage

Foreign Affairs
| 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.

The White House supports transparency in American investment in critical sectors in China, but current export controls are not sufficient to prevent out-bound investment issues according to Research Fellow Emily Weinstein.

In a May CSET webinar, Research Fellow Emily Weinstein and Non-Resident Senior Fellow Kevin Wolf outline a new model for an export control regime to address contemporary challenges.