Benjamin Angel Chang is an Andrew W. Marshall Fellow at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). He is currently completing his Ph.D. in international relations and security studies at MIT, where he studies the impact of artificial intelligence on the U.S.-China military balance. Previously, Ben worked as a Senior Analyst at the Long Term Strategy Group. He holds an A.B. (summa cum laude) from Princeton University, where he majored in the School of Public and International Affairs. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

AI technologies will likely alter great power competitions in foundational ways, changing both how nations create power and their motives for wielding it against one another. This paper is a first step toward thinking more expansively about AI & national power and seeking pragmatic insights for long-term U.S. competition with authoritarian governments.