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CFIUS Reform and U.S. Government Concerns over Chinese Investment: A Primer

A summary and analysis of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), Congress’ proposal to reform the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), an interagency group responsible for reviewing foreign investment for potential national security risks.

Politics & National Security

The Public is Not that Fussed About the Surveillance State: Confidence in the Intelligence Community and its Authorities

The public has confidence in the intelligence community. It’s comfortable with the authorities the IC wields and the privacy protections that bind it. And few respondents believe that current authorities should either lapse or be reformed.

Public Opinion

A Deeper Dive into Confidence in the President and the Military on National Security Matters

The public has great confidence in the military—not so much in ongoing military operations. It has little confidence in the President on national security—and even less on specific national security matters.

Politics & National Security

On National Security and Demagoguery: Remarks to the Muslim Public Affairs Council

Distinguishing what is genuinely necessary and useful in the national security space from what might just rile up a crowd is an old problem. Our new and dangerous problem is the rise of national leadership that does not care about this distinction. 

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