Technology and Innovation

CSIS’s Strategic Technologies Program, Renewing American Innovation Project, and International Security Program lead the research on how rapid technological change affects all aspects of society, from national security to daily life.

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Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)    

Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)    

Chinese Spy Balloons: The Sky’s the Limit

A Chinese balloon is flying over the United States, raising concerns about Chinese espionage. While Chinese spying necessitates a tougher response, the United States should focus on technical espionage capabilities that pose a greater risk than spy balloons.

Commentary by James Andrew Lewis — February 3, 2023

Experts


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James Andrew Lewis
Senior Vice President; Pritzker Chair; and Director, Strategic Technologies Program
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Kari A. Bingen
Director, Aerospace Security Project and Senior Fellow, International Security Program
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Emily Harding
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, International Security Program
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Suzanne Spaulding
Senior Adviser, Homeland Security, International Security Program
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Sujai Shivakumar
Director and Senior Fellow, Renewing American Innovation Project
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Alexander Kersten
Deputy Director and Fellow, Renewing American Innovation Project