CSET produces evidence-driven analysis in a variety of forms, from informative graphics and translations to expert testimony and published reports. Our key areas of inquiry are the foundations of artificial intelligence — such as talent, data and computational power — as well as how AI can be used in cybersecurity and other national security settings. We also do research on the policy tools that can be used to shape AI’s development and use, and on biotechnology.


Banned in D.C.

Jack Corrigan Sergio Fontanez Michael Kratsios
| October 2022

U.S. federal policymakers have recently gained the authority to block government agencies and private organizations from using foreign technologies that pose national security risks. But securing U.S. networks will require them to wield those powers effectively and better coordinate supply chain security efforts across all levels of government. The authors provide an overview of federal- and state-level procurement bans and recommend ways to build stronger defense against foreign technology threats.




Hardware and compute

Supply Chain


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See our original translation of a guide, written by China's Ministry of Science and Technology, that lists international S&T cooperation projects that Chinese companies and research institutes can apply for participation in.

Read our original translation of a report, published by a think tank affiliated with China’s Nankai University, that compares the strength of the AI industry in various Chinese provinces, cities, and urban agglomerations across an elaborately weighted collection of different metrics.

Read our original translation of the 13th Five-Year Plan — covering the years 2016-2020 — of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China's state-run complex of laboratories and research institutions.


Translation Snapshot: Tech-Related Chinese National Strategies

Ben Murphy
| October 11, 2022

Translation Snapshots are short posts that highlight related translations produced by CSET’s in-house translation team. Each snapshot identifies relevant translations, provides short summaries, and links to full translations. Check back regularly for additional Translation Snapshots highlighting our work.

Read our original translation of one of China’s earliest national strategies for the AI industry, originally published in 2016. The plan encourages China’s application of AI technology in industries and fields such as smart home, self-driving cars, unmanned systems, security, wearables, and robotics.

See our original translation of a 2020 document from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology describing the country’s strong demand for — and insufficient supply of — artificial intelligence talent.

See our original translation of a 2022 Chinese government plan for making Chinese tech companies more innovative.

See our original translation of China’s climate change adaptation strategy for the period 2022-2035.

See our original translation of a 2022 white paper, co-authored by China’s prestigious Zhejiang University and Chinese tech company Baidu, that examines China’s system for AI training.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2022 Budget

July 14, 2022

See our original translation of the 2022 budget of China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which manages China’s diplomatic efforts and its embassies and consulates overseas.