Our Pillars of Work
This initiative capitalizes on the breadth of the Atlantic Council’s geographic reach and expertise on China across everything from security, to energy, to technology, to the economy, to information integrity in order to provide US and allied decision-makers with strategic solutions to the vexing questions posed by China’s rise.
What happens in China no longer stays in China. China’s approach to everything, from economic reform to mounting political repression, affects its trajectory as a great power and directly impacts US and allied interests and values. China Inside Out provides cutting-edge insights into the domestic drivers of China’s external behavior to shape effective allied responses.
Emerging technologies will dominate the competition for industries of the future. At risk are not only their associated economic benefits, but the future of democracy and individual rights. Promoting policy and technological advances that bolster democratic governance and individual rights will help the US and its allies outflank rather than react to China’s techno-authoritarian efforts.
ReportNov 17, 2023
Relying on old enemies: The challenge of Taiwan’s economic ties to China
By Jeremy Mark, Niels Graham
This economic challenge will be just as important to Taiwan’s economic and political well-being as the imperative to strengthen military capabilities and alliances in the Asia-Pacific, especially as Taiwanese companies join other multinationals in de-risking their investments in China.
Issue BriefFeb 23, 2023
United States–China semiconductor standoff: A supply chain under stress
By Jeremy Mark, Dexter Tiff Roberts
What are the implications of US semiconductor policy for global semiconductor supply chains and the competition for primacy in an industry critical to the economy and global security?
Issue BriefFeb 15, 2023
Full throttle in neutral: China’s new security architecture for the Middle East
By Tuvia Gering
This report addresses two widely held beliefs about the nature of China’s engagement in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) that ought to be revisited in light of notable developments. First, while it is widely assumed that Beijing’s interests in the region are limited to energy security and economic ties, this report will show how cooperation has […]
New AtlanticistNov 28, 2023
As the US faces down new nuclear threats, will Cold War solutions work once again?
By Alyxandra Marine
The tripolar nuclear power world is certainly new; but the deterrence theories of the Cold War may not need to be completely changed, our experts find.
New AtlanticistNov 22, 2023
China’s acoustic aggression against a US ally follows a pattern. Military talks won’t help.
By Markus Garlauskas and Philip Yu
On November 14, a Chinese warship used its active sonar to harass and injure two Australian Royal Navy divers with high-powered sound waves.