Benjamin Angel Chang is the inaugural Andrew W. Marshall Fellow at Georgetown University’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). He received his PhD in international relations and security studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. His dissertation analyzed the impact of artificial intelligence on the US-China balance of power. Previously, he was a senior analyst at the Long Term Strategy Group and a program manager at Harvard’s Technology and Public Purpose Project. He holds an A.B. summa cum laude from Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs.

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.