Want to learn more about geopolitics of the oil of the 21st century? On Friday, Nov. 18, HCSS analyst Joris Teer will join the SAFE’s American Semiconductor Center webinar with Dr. Chris Miller, author of Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology.
Semiconductors helped win the Cold War, but in recent years strategists, engineers, and lawmakers alike have become deeply concerned about the erosion of America’s technological leadership in an industry Silicon Valley invented. The U.S. dominates chip software and design, but no longer manufactures the leading-edge chips that drive the technologies like artificial intelligence and quantum computing that are critical for a modern economy and a strong military.
Today, nine in ten of the most advanced chips are produced in Taiwan, on the doorstep of America’s greatest strategic competitor and potential adversary, the People’s Republic of China, whose leader threatens to “reunify” with Taiwan by force if necessary. Meanwhile, Beijing is stealing technology and spending hundreds of billions of dollars chasing the leading edge that U.S. policy makers are increasingly determined to deny them.
To discuss this dynamic competition, please join SAFE’s American Semiconductor Center for an event with Dr. Chris Miller, author of Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology. Dr. Miller is Associate Professor of International History at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and Jeane Kirkpatrick Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
Peter Flory, SAFE Senior Fellow and Director of SAFE’s American Semiconductor Center, will host, and be joined by Joris Teer, Strategic Analyst at The Hague Center for Strategic Studies, and co-author of the report, Reaching breaking point: the semiconductor and critical raw material ecosystem at a time of great power rivalry.
Date: Friday, November 18
Time: 10.00 AM EST / 4.00 PM CET