Regions - Line of Research


This line of our research works to understand technological ecosystems in key regions of the world through assessment of the state of academic and commercial research, the nature of research collaborations, patterns in patenting, investment flows, trade patterns, and flows of expert talent in these regions. We seek to identify potential win-win opportunities for U.S. engagement with nations in these regions. Key regions of interest include Asia-Pacific and Europe.

Recent Publications

Data Brief

Assessing South Korea’s AI Ecosystem

Cole McFaul Husanjot Chahal Rebecca Gelles Margarita Konaev
| August 2023

This data brief examines South Korea’s progress in its development of artificial intelligence. The authors find that the country excels in semiconductor manufacturing, is a global leader in the production of AI patents, and is an important contributor to AI research. At the same time, the AI investment ecosystem remains...

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Financing “The New Oil”

Anthony Ferrara Sara Abdulla
| May 2023

Israel has by far the largest AI ecosystem in the Middle East as measured in AI companies and financial investments, and foreign investors play a critical role in Israel’s AI market growth. This issue brief finds that AI investments in Israel have mostly originated from the United States. To date,...

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Chinese AI Investment and Commercial Activity in Southeast Asia

Ngor Luong Channing Lee Margarita Konaev
| February 2023

China’s government has pushed the country’s technology and financial firms to expand abroad, and Southeast Asia’s growing economies — and AI companies — offer promising opportunities. This report examines the scope and nature of Chinese investment in the region. It finds that China currently plays a limited role in Southeast...

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Recent Blog Articles

The Russians Are Getting Better: What Moscow Has Learned in Ukraine

Margarita Konaev Owen Daniels
| September 6. 2023

In their op-ed featured in Foreign Affairs, CSET’s Margarita Konaev and Owen J. Daniels shared their expert analysis in an op-ed published by Foreign Affairs. The op-ed delves into Ukraine's summer counteroffensive against Russia and the obstacles it has faced, while also acknowledging the resilience and adaptability of the Ukrainian...

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In & Out of China: Financial Support for AI Development

Ngor Luong Margarita Konaev
| August 10, 2023

Drawing from prior CSET research, this blog post describes different domestic and international initiatives the Chinese government and companies are pursuing to shore up investment in AI and meet China’s strategic objectives, as well as indicators to track their future trajectories.

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Related News

Bloomberg Government published an article featuring Margarita Konaev, the Deputy Director of Analysis at CSET. Konaev was quoted discussing the U.S. defense shift towards the Asia-Pacific region and the public perception surrounding it.
Research Analyst Cole McFaul assesses China's science and technology aspirations from Xi Jinping's address to the 20th Communist Party Congress.
Deputy Director of Analysis Margarita Konaev discussed the Russian military's setbacks in Ukraine.
CSET's Ngor Luong discusses Chinese guidance funds with The Economist.