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The Future of the Digital Order (Jeff Cirillo, Lisa Curtis, Joshua Fitt, Kara Frederick, ​Coby Goldberg, Ilan Goldenberg, Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Megan Lamberth, Martijn Rasser, Dania Torres, CNAS)

Nations that successfully harness the vast economic, political, and societal power of emerging information and communications technologies will shape the future of the global digital order. This future is not set in stone. A digital order defined by liberal democratic values requires U.S. leadership and the cooperation of trusted like-minded partners. In the absence of […]

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Technology competition: We need more than just strategy (Megan Lamberth and Martijn Rasser, CNAS)

America is embroiled in a challenge unseen in decades: a contest with a formidable and resourceful opponent whose geostrategic ambitions are at odds with the interests and values of the world’s democracies. The rise of China presents a profound challenge to the economic competitiveness and national security of the United States and its allies and […]

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Neoliberals, Anti-imperialists, and the China Question (Van Jackson, CNAS)

Does China’s more ambitious foreign policy and bid for “national rejuvenation” come at the expense of American hegemony? It’s a question where some neoliberals and some on the anti-imperialist left converge — in opposition to Washington’s conventional wisdom. Neoliberals, Anti-imperialists, and the China Question | Center for a New American Security (en-US) (cnas.org)

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China tariff policies flounder without a strategy (Van Jackson, CNAS)

The White House is close to announcing investigations into Chinese use of industrial subsidies, the prelude to imposition of tariffs. The probes are known as “301s”, the section of US trade law that allows them. If you import stuff from China that gets classified as requiring Section 301 import duties, you’ll have to pay that extra margin, […]

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(USA/Indo Pacific) Virtual Fireside Chat: India, China, and the Quad: The Future of U.S. Strategy in the Indo-Pacific (CNAS)

The Indo-Pacific has emerged as the world’s economic and geopolitical center of gravity. This region has become the central theater in the competition between the United States and China to shape the course of the 21st century, while at the same time the nuclear and conventional threat posed by North Korea remains a flashpoint for […]

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(China) Myths and Realities of China’s Military-Civil Fusion Strategy (CNAS)

By Elsa B. Kania and Lorand Laskai In U.S. policy debates on China, military-civil fusion (MCF) has emerged as a frequent subject of debate and concern. Once a niche topic of study among only avid watchers of Chinese military modernization and defense technological development, Beijing’s drive to break down barriers and create stronger linkages between its civilian economy […]

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(China) China’s Digital Currency (CNAS)

By Yaya J. Fanusie and Emily Jin China is pushing aggressively to be a global leader in financial technology. Over the last several years, use of mobile payment platforms has exploded in China while cash transactions have declined. At the same time, global interest in the development of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) has also risen, with dozens […]

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USA/RUSSIA – How Should Biden Deal with Moscow? with Rose Gottemoeller and David J. Kramer (Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Rose Gottemoeller and David J. Kramer, CNAS)

Rose Gottemoeller and David J. Kramer join Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss priorities and approaches to the new administration’s diplomacy with Moscow. Gottemoeller is a former Deputy Secretary General of NATO, former U.S. Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, and a chief negotiator of the New START treaty. Kramer is a […]

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USA/CHINA – Joshua Fitt Discusses U.S.-China Relations and the Incoming Biden Administration on i24 News (Joshua Fitt, CNAS)

On December 3, 2020, Joshua Fitt, a Research Associate with the CNAS Asia-Pacific Security Program, appeared on i24 News to discuss the intelligence challenges posed by Beijing as the incoming Biden administration prepares to take office. https://www.cnas.org/publications/video/joshua-fitt-discusses-u-s-china-relations-and-the-incoming-biden-administration-on-i24-news

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USA – Moving Beyond A2/AD (Chris Dougherty, CNAS)

The next National Defense Strategy should reconceptualize the military challenges China and Russia pose by moving beyond “anti-access/area-denial” or A2/AD. Instead, it should adopt the concept of exploiting temporal advantage, or ETA, as a framework for understanding these challenges. https://www.cnas.org/publications/commentary/moving-beyond-a2-ad

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USA/CHINA – Sanctions by the Numbers (Francis Shin, CNAS)

The United States has significantly increased its sanctions designations on Chinese individuals, entities, and ships in 2020. While the United States has imposed sanctions on Chinese entities and individuals for many years, these past actions were usually part of sanctions regimes that targeted other states, such as Chinese companies trading with North Korea or Iran, […]

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USA/IRAN – Special Event: The Biden Administration and the Future of U.S.–Iran Relations (CNAS)

As the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign continues, the next 50 days will shape U.S.-Iran relations before the Biden team takes office. With tensions between Washington and Tehran already fraught, U.S. experts are closely watching for signs of what is to come, especially in light of Friday’s killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s top nuclear scientist, […]