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US President Joe Biden points to the crowd after speaking during the League of Conservation Voters Annual Capital Dinner, at The Anthem in Washington, DC, on June 14, 2023.

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Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

Biden Takes Measured Approach on China Investment Controls

| Aug. 19, 2023

Last week, U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order that began the process of enacting restrictions on U.S. investment in three technology sectors in China: semiconductors, quantum information technologies, and artificial intelligence. The executive order was accompanied by proposed rulemaking from the U.S. Treasury Department that would impose prohibitions and notification requirements on some investments in Chinese technologies. Although hawks in Congress pushed the administration to adopt broader controls on such investments, cooler heads prevailed, limiting the scope of the draft regulations to these three areas and prioritizing curbs on military applications of these technologies.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen

Just Security

Analysis & Opinions - Just Security

The EU Joins Washington’s Campaign to Contain China

| Apr. 27, 2023

The European Union is planning to adopt semiconductor export controls, restrictions on outbound investment in China, and new rules to reduce the European market share of Chinese renewables. This strategy brings Brussels' into closer alignment with Washington and is likely to increase tensions with Beijing significantly.

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The National Interest

Analysis & Opinions - The National Interest

Intel Is Reeling: Why Should the Government Save It?

| Apr. 06, 2023

Why should Washington save Intel? The answer most frequently provided by policymakers is that the U.S. produces no advanced chips, putting it at risk of losing a conflict with China if Taiwan is unable to ship chips across the Pacific. In reality, this is a canard. Peter Wennink, CEO of Dutch lithography giant ASML, dispelled this myth in December, saying that “it is common knowledge that chip technology for purely military applications is usually 10, 15 years old.” America’s warfighting capability is not meaningfully undermined by its lack of production of advanced chips as even platforms like the F-35 fighter jet use only legacy chips.

Quantum Computer

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Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

The U.S. Wants to Make Sure China Can’t Catch Up on Quantum Computing

| Mar. 31, 2023

U.S. export controls on China’s semiconductor industry are just the opening salvos in a series of unprecedented export controls on China planned by the Biden administration. After controls on semiconductors, the Commerce Department is moving on to the next emerging technology it worries China could weaponize—quantum computing.

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Analysis & Opinions - Inkstick

Making #NatSec More Inclusive

| June 28, 2022

The United States celebrates June as Pride month to commemorate the Stonewall Riots in June 1969 when police raided Stonewall Inn, a New York City bar frequented by the LGBTQI+ communities. While queer communities have overcome several obstacles to achieving equality and inclusivity, the US national security community is lagging. Three members of Foreign Policy for America’s NextGen Initiative highlight areas that the NatSec community should focus on.

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The DSR Network

Broadcast Appearance - Deep State Radio

The DSR Daily Brief May 30, 2022

| May 30, 2022

 For this interview, DSR Daily Brief Hosts Grant Haver and Chris Cotnoir talk with Kevin Klyman, a Research Analyst at Harvard’s Belfer Center about his recent op-ed “Biden’s Successor to TPP Is a Boon for Big Tech”.  What is the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework?  How can the Biden administration make it better?  Will big tech ever be reined in? Find out in this jam-packed episode.