Defense and National Security

Engaging China with climate hat in hand will do nothing to address climate change, and worse, it will reduce the leverage the United States needs to pressure China to dismantle its predatory innovation mercantilist regime, which weakens our economy and national security.
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April 23, 2021
Engaging China with climate hat in hand will do nothing to address climate change, and worse, it will reduce the leverage the United States needs to pressure China to dismantle its predatory innovation mercantilist regime, which weakens our economy and national security.
April 19, 2021
ITIF hosted a robust debate on this question. Professor Michael Klare has written that “Biden’s Tough Stance on China Will Lead to Global Climate Doom.” He argued that cooperation is essential and can be done in parallel without weakening the U.S. negotiating position on other matters. ITIF President Rob Atkinson tackled the opposing position.
April 5, 2021
Source: Enrico Moretti, Claudia Steinwnder, and John Van Reemen, “The Intellectual Spoils of War?: Defense, R&D, Produc
March 23, 2021
ITIF's Center for Data Innovation hosted a video webinar to discuss the transatlantic opportunities and challenges to promoting better cooperation in military use of AI.
March 22, 2021
ITIF hosted a panel with a keynote speech by Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, followed by an expert discussion with leading defense and technology experts of the health of the current U.S. innovation and production system, including the defense industrial base, and what the new administration and Congress should do to strengthen it.
March 19, 2021
If the United States is to stay ahead of China militarily and technologically, it will need to put in place a new national innovation system that focuses on making U.S. advanced technology leadership—in both innovation and production—the central organizing principle of U.S. economic and national security policy.
December 11, 2020
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the widespread adoption of digital technologies that make
December 8, 2020
Many countries are waking up to realize localization is bad policy and are taking steps to roll back such measures. But it appears not enough policymakers learned their lesson, as history seems to be repeating itself with another emerging technology: drones.
December 4, 2020
The Pentagon’s data strategy, released in September, offers a model for building a data-centric organization with both a grounded foundation to support transformational change and a context-specific framework that brings the strategy to life.
November 23, 2020
It has become abundantly clear that the United States faces a robust economic and military competitor in China.

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