How can the United States ensure it remains the world’s foremost technology superpower amid China’s rapid advances? According to USSC Non-Resident Fellow Jennifer Jackett, and Australia chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Dr Charles Edel, shoring up the industrial base is critical to the United States’ “economic and national security”.
But Jackett and Edel stress the United States must look beyond increasing investment in local manufacturing to maintain its technology advantage. “US actions alone will be insufficient to protect and sustain its technological prowess,” Jackett and Edel write. They claim Washington’s next step should be exploring opportunities to strengthen international cooperation between “like-minded countries”.
"US allies are force multipliers for US technology strategy and broader strategic competition with China. US efforts to guard against technology leakage to China will be futile if like-minded partners do not adopt similar approaches,” they write.