Sam Bresnick

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Sam Bresnick is a Research Fellow at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET), focused on AI applications and Chinese technology policy. Previously, he was a Senior Research Analyst at Carnegie China, where he conducted research on U.S.-China relations, Chinese foreign policy, and East Asian security and economic issues. Sam’s analysis has been published in Wired, Foreign Policy, and The New Republic, among other outlets. Prior to joining Carnegie, Sam worked as a journalist in Colombo, Sri Lanka and as a teacher in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He holds an AB in Comparative Literature from Brown University and an MA in Asian Studies from Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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Which Ties Will Bind?

February 2024

U.S. technology companies have become important actors in modern conflicts, and several of them have meaningfully contributed to Ukraine’s defense. But many of these companies are deeply entangled with China, potentially complicating their decision-making in… Read More

In an op-ed published in Nikkei Asia, CSET Research Fellow, Sam Bresnick, explores the recent U.S.-China diplomatic developments, spotlighting the agreement between Presidents Biden and Xi to address global narcotics and discuss AI-related risks in… Read More

In his op-ed featured in Breaking Defense, CSET's Sam Bresnick from offers a deep dive into China's remarkable progress in bolstering space resilience, with a specific focus on tactically responsive space launch (TRSL). Read More

China has poured resources into improving the resilience of its space architecture. But how much progress has Beijing made? This issue brief analyzes China’s space resilience efforts and identifies areas where the United States may… Read More