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Elsa B. Kania

Adjunct Fellow, CNAS

Elsa Kania is a Research Fellow with Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology and an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. Her views are her own.
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Great Powers Must Talk to Each Other About AI

Even as they compete, major militaries have reason to cooperate: to avoid misunderstanding and to establish best practices and pragmatic parameters.

Threats

China, Russia Deepen Technological Ties

With joint dialogues, incubators, and technology parks, Beijing and Moscow are seeking to overcome deficiencies and compete with the United States.

Ideas

Weaponizing Biotech: How China's Military Is Preparing for a 'New Domain of Warfare'

Under Beijing's civil-military fusion strategy, the PLA is sponsoring research on gene editing, human performance enhancement, and more.

Ideas

The US Is Unprepared to Mobilize for Great Power Conflict

In an era of lightning wars and easy-to-reach civilian populations, U.S. planners are giving mobilization far less attention than it requires.

Ideas

Great Power Rivalry Is Also a War For Talent

China’s military is working harder to find and keep good people. The U.S. must step up its own efforts.

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Why China’s Military Wants to Beat the US to a Next-Gen Cell Network

For Beijing, the race to 5G has always been linked to its national strategy for military-civil fusion.

Ideas

China Has a ‘Space Force.’ What Are Its Lessons for the Pentagon?

The U.S. military must find new ways to leverage commercial innovation in order to contend with China in space.

Ideas

The Pursuit of AI Is More Than an Arms Race

Dealing wisely with the challenges of artificial intelligence requires reframing the current debates.

Ideas

Chinese Sub Commanders May Get AI Help for Decision-Making

But can a recent news report be taken at face value? A CNAS fellow unpacks the intersection of Chinese tech, messaging, and naval power.

Ideas

China Is On a Whole-of-Nation Push for AI. The US Must Match It

Beijing is harnessing government and commercial entities in pursuit of a once-in-a-generation technological kingmaker.