Table of Contents

i

A Letter From

Dr. Henry A. Kissinger

In the 1950s, Nelson Rockefeller created the Special Studies Project – a bipartisan effort to…

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ii

Preface

Why SCSP

Today Americans need a new unity of purpose. Three decades of American beliefs about themselves,…

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iii

Introduction

A Contested Future

A contest for the future is unfolding. By the end of this decade, we will…

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iv

A Competitiveness Agenda

The Six Challenges the United States Must Win

The United States can be on a winning path by the middle of the decade…

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Chapter 1

Harnessing the New Geometry of Innovation

The United States almost missed the strategic significance of developments in microelectronics, 5G, and AI…

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2

Chapter 2

Restoring the Sources of Techno-Economic Advantage

Strong economic foundations enable societies to thrive and provide the resources for nations to sustain…

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3

Chapter 3

An American Approach to AI Governance

Technology governance is the under-appreciated factor in technology competition. The societies that harness new technologies…

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Chapter 4

Remaking U.S. Global Leadership in the Age of Technology Competition

Technology is now the heart of a long-term, systemic competition between open, democratic societies and…

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Chapter 5

The Future of Conflict and the New Requirements of Defense

The character of war is changing. Before the end of this decade, the United States…

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Chapter 6

Intelligence in an Age of Data-Driven Competition

The mid-decade challenge for the U.S. Intelligence Community is winning the accelerating race for actionable…

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Chapter 7

The Technologies That Will Drive Future American Competitiveness

Two multi-trillion dollar questions loom over the future of competition: which technologies will shape the…

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Appendix

Contribution List

Chair Dr. Eric Schmidt CEO Ylli Bajraktari Board of Advisors Michèle FlournoyRobert O. WorkDr. Nadia…

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