Ainikki Riikonen

Ainikki Riikonen is a Research Assistant for the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), focused on emerging technologies, particularly artificial intelligence and information systems in the context of international competition.

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Rethinking Research Security

The U.S. government has rightfully identified the People’s Republic of China as an adversary intent on stealing technology for its national interests, and the Department of Justice established the China Initiative as a countermeasure. But the China Initiative misses the mark on an effective approach to research security.