Cooperation on critical and emerging technologies is a key priority for the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue—an informal but strategically important partnership among the United States, Australia, India and Japan. All four have a particular interest in strengthening cooperation on responsible development of artificial intelligence. All are active in AI, and while the United States has strong individual partnerships with each of its three Indo-Pacific Quad partners, collaboration among those three partners could improve.
CSET research analysts Husanjot Chahal and Ngor Luong joined Martijn Rasser, Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, for a discussion on opportunities for greater AI collaboration among Quad partners and the importance of expanding these partnerships as a counter to China’s techno-authoritarian model of AI development.
Recording and Discussion
Husanjot Chahal is a Research Analyst at Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). Prior to CSET, she worked in the World Bank’s Corporate Security division, and at Prevalent, Inc., a cybersecurity risk management firm in Washington, D.C. She also worked in New Delhi-based research organizations including the Indian Ministry of Defence’s Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), and the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), examining security issues in South Asia.
Husan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College at the University of Delhi, a Master’s degree in International Security and Terrorism from the University of Nottingham, and a Master’s degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University. While studying at Georgetown she was the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Junior Centennial Fellow and a researcher at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs. She is a recipient of Georgetown University’s Global Citizen Award (2019) and the Director’s Citizenship Award (2018).
Ngor Luong is a Research Analyst at CSET, focusing on China’s science and technology ecosystem, AI investment trends, and AI diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific region. She is also a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub, where she focuses on China’s tech, economy, and business. Prior to CSET, Ngor worked at the Center for American Progress, where she researched China’s industrial policy and 5G. Her work and commentary have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Nikkei Asia, the Diplomat, among other outlets. She is a co-author of the forthcoming Routledge-published “Chinese Power and Artificial Intelligence.” Ngor received a BA magna cum laude in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College. She is enrolled as an M.A. candidate in Georgetown University’s Security Studies program with a concentration in technology and national security.
Martijn Rasser is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. Prior to joining CNAS, Rasser served as a senior intelligence officer and analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he worked on foreign emerging technologies, technology innovation, and weapons research and development. He also served as a senior advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, special advisor to a senior military commander in the Middle East, chief counterterrorism liaison to a U.S. military unit in Iraq, and vice chairman of a National Intelligence Council working group. Upon leaving government service, Rasser was chief of staff at Muddy Waters Capital, an investment research firm. More recently, Rasser was director of analysis at Kyndi, a venture-backed AI startup in Silicon Valley. His commentary and research have appeared in leading publications including Foreign Policy, Lawfare, San Francisco Chronicle, Politico, and Scientific American. Rasser received his BA in anthropology from Bates College and his MA in security studies from Georgetown University.