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Regions

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

Analysis

Gao Huajian and the China Talent Returnee Question

William Hannas Huey-Meei Chang Daniel Chou
| May 2024

The celebrated return to China of its overseas scientists, as evidenced in the recent case of physicist Gao Huajian, is typically cited as a loss to the United States. This report argues a contrarian view that the benefits equation is far more complicated. PRC programs that channel diaspora achievements “back”...

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Analysis

Bibliometric Analysis of China’s Non-Therapeutic Brain-Computer Interface Research

William Hannas Huey-Meei Chang Rishika Chauhan Daniel Chou John O’Callaghan Max Riesenhuber Vikram Venkatram Jennifer Wang
| March 2024

China’s brain-computer interface research has two dimensions. Besides its usual applications in neuropathology, China is extending the benefits of BCI to the general population, aiming at enhanced cognition and a “merger” of natural and artificial intelligence. This report, authored in collaboration with researchers from the Department of War Studies at...

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Analysis

Decoding Intentions

Andrew Imbrie Owen Daniels Helen Toner
| October 2023

How can policymakers credibly reveal and assess intentions in the field of artificial intelligence? Policymakers can send credible signals of their intent by making pledges or committing to undertaking certain actions for which they will pay a price—political, reputational, or monetary—if they back down or fail to make good on...

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Recent Blog Articles

CSET’s Must Read Research: A Primer

Tessa Baker
| December 18, 2023

This guide provides a run-down of CSET’s research since 2019 for first-time visitors and long-term fans alike. Quickly get up to speed on our “must-read” research and learn about how we organize our work.

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The EU AI Act: A Primer

Mia Hoffmann
| September 26, 2023

The EU AI Act is nearing formal adoption and implementation. Read this blog post, with updated analysis following the December 2023 political agreement, by CSET’s resident EU expert and Research Fellow, Mia Hoffmann. Learn what we know about the Act and what it means for AI regulation in the EU...

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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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Our People

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Research Analyst

Ngor Luong

Senior Research Analyst

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Data Scientist

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In an article published by the Associated Press exploring the rivalry between the U.S. and China in military planning, particularly focusing on a new form of warfare utilizing swarms of air and sea drones equipped with artificial intelligence (AI), CSET's Margarita Konaev offers her expert insight.
In an article published by TIME, Rita Konaev provided her expert insights on the involvement of tech giants in the Russia-Ukraine War.
CSET's Senior Research Fellow, Ngor Luong shared her expert analysis in a strategic insights memo published by the Atlantic Council. The memo discusses the outcomes and implications of the 2023 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) on US-China competition in 5G technology.
In an article published by The Wall Street Journal, Emily S. Weinstein shared her expert insights. The article discusses how the strong collaboration between the U.S. and China in scientific research is weakening due to worsening relations between the two countries.
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.