The Biden administration is increasingly making clear it is intent on slowing down China’s technological rise. Washington has dramatically expanded controls on technology flowing to and from Beijing by imposing aggressive sanctions targeting China’s chip and semiconductor industry. What impact will these changes have on the broader U.S.-China relationship? Will other nations support Washington’s new approach? How will this impact the global economy?
Watch FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal’s conversation with Jon Bateman, a senior fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Bateman previously served as the director for cyber strategy implementation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Read his essay on U.S.-China decoupling.
Jon Bateman on the power battle within the Biden administration, between centrists and
restrictionists, on how tough to get with China.
Jon Bateman explains why he is skeptical that U.S. allies will go along with the Biden administration’s unilateral move to place aggressive export controls on China.
Jon Bateman, former director for cyberstrategy implementation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, on the larger costs of tech decoupling and why he’s worried.
Senior fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Jon Bateman is a senior fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His work focuses on large-scale policy challenges such as U.S.-China tech tensions, global influence operations, and systemic cyber-risk. Bateman previously served as the director for cyber strategy implementation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
Editor in chief, Foreign Policy
Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy, the host of the podcast Global Reboot, and a frequent commentator on world affairs on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and the BBC. Before joining FP, Agrawal worked at CNN for more than a decade in full-time roles spanning three continents, including as the network’s New Delhi bureau chief and correspondent. Agrawal has shared a Peabody Award and three Emmy nominations for his work as a TV producer, and his writing for FP was part of a series nominated for a 2020 National Magazine Award for columns and commentary. Agrawal is the author of India Connected: How the Smartphone Is Transforming the World’s Largest Democracy. He is a graduate of Harvard University.