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With the world entering an era of strategic competition, the United States and its allies have become dependent on China and Russia across a range of critical economic sectors, from pharmaceuticals to lithium ion batteries to energy and rare earth minerals, as Moscow and Beijing look to use their economic leverage to coerce vulnerable democracies to accede to their political demands. At the same time, China is pursuing a systematic effort to win the race for advanced technologies, and has invested heavily in research and development in advanced technologies, from AI to quantum computing to hypersonic missiles.

How can the United States and its allies address these critical challenges? Are new strategies or alliances needed on trade or technology? Does the US need to strengthen export controls with respect to China? How can the democratic world succeed in the growing strategic competition with autocratic rivals?

Please join us on Friday, September 16, for a conversation with Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), Lead Republican of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, to discuss these critical challenges. Rep. McCaul was an author of the recently passed CHIPS for America Act, and has been a leading voice on national security issues involving China.

This is the first in a series of Atlantic Council events to engage policymakers on a bipartisan basis on issues relating to secure supply chains, technology competition, and related challenges posed by China and Russia.

The Atlantic Council recently released two reports related to these topics. The first, A Democratic Trade Partnership: Ally Shoring to Counter Coercion and Secure Supply Chains, proposes an integrated and systematic framework for the United States and its allies and partners to coordinate on economic challenges posed by revisionist autocracies and foster free, fair, and secure trade. This report is co-authored by Ash Jain and Matthew Kroenig, with Marianne Schneider-Petsinger.

The second report, Toward a Democratic Technology Alliance: An Innovation Edge that Favors Freedom, proposes a new entity for cooperation that would ensure that the free world prevails in the race for advanced technologies by jointly investing in innovation, countering unfair practices, and developing rules and norms consistent with democratic values. This report is co-authored by Ash Jain and Matthew Kroenig.

This public event is open to press, and will take place in-person at the Atlantic Council, over Zoom, and via livestream at @ACScowcroft. Registration is required.


Hon. Michael McCaul
Lead Republican of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and United States Representative (R-TX, 10th District)

The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address the most important security challenges facing the United States and the world.