NSI 2020



NSI 2020 is a year-long project that will focus on two of America’s most pressing national security challenges: the rise of China and preserving U.S. technology innovation leadership. 

China’s Rise: Confronting China’s Challenge To The World Order will focus on understanding China’s increasing ideological, economic, military, and strategic influence.  NSI 2020’s experts will seek to identify the diplomatic, economic, and military policies the United States government should pursue to effective respond to the threat to U.S. interests and to individual liberty posed by the Chinese Communist Party.

Technology Innovation and American National Security: Preserving U.S. Leadership In A New Decade will examine critical issues at the intersection of technology, innovation, and national security and will explore what the U.S. should do to ensure its global economic and political leadership, including how the U.S. government and private sector might work together to respond to national security threats and economic competition while promoting innovation.

NSI 2020 will feature a series of events, papers, and policy engagements centered on these two imperative challenges and we expect that NSI 2020 will drive a serious debate on these topics, informed by the work of NSI’s experts providing key insights and actionable recommendations.




Upcoming Events


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Past Events


NSI 2020: Geopolitical Competition in the Indo-Pacific
NSI 2020: Tackling The Techlash
NSI 2020: Confronting China's Challenge to the World Order Launch Event ft. Michèle Flournoy
NSI 2020: Technology, Innovation, and American National Security Launch Event ft. Rep. Jim Langevin (RI-02)