China

In an opinion piece for the Hill, CSET's Dakota Cary explains how China's new rules on software vulnerabilities threaten cybersecurity.

The Huawei Moment

Alex Rubin Alan Omar Loera Martinez Jake Dow Anna Puglisi
| July 2021

For the first time, a Chinese company—Huawei—is set to lead the global transition from one key national security infrastructure technology to the next. How did Washington, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, fail to protect U.S. firms in this strategic technology and allow a geopolitical competitor to take a leadership position in a national security relevant critical infrastructure such as telecommunications? This policy brief highlights the characteristics of 5G development that China leveraged, exploited, and supported to take the lead in this key technology. The Huawei case study is in some ways the canary in the coal mine for emerging technologies and an illustration of what can happen to U.S. competitiveness when China’s companies do not have to base decisions on market forces.

What can the U.S. do to prevent cyberattacks from China?

Marketplace Public Radio
| July 19, 2021

CSET Senior Fellow Andrew Lohn weighs in on the latest Microsoft cyberattack.

National Power After AI

Matthew Daniels Ben Chang
| July 2021

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.

CSET's Emily Weinstein discusses Congress' narrow focus on China and its talent recruitment programs as part of a national security strategy to protect U.S. interests and scientific research

CSET Research Analyst Will Hunt calls for the U.S. government to invest in domestic fabrication for chip manufacturing as a result of the current ship shortage.

CSET Research Analyst Will Hunt weighs in on the production of a cutting-edge semiconductor chip machine.

CSET's Anna Puglisi discusses U.S. national security concerns over the use of genetic data from prenatal tests for research and testing by the Chinese military.

CSET's Ryan Fedasiuk comments on the Cyberspace Administration of China's investigation and ban of the company Didi from Chinese app stores.

What to watch for at today’s FTC meeting

Politico Morning Tech
| July 1, 2021

Dakota Cary's latest CSET report reveals the construction of a new cybersecurity facility in Wuhan, China.