Congress helpfully expanded the CFIUS process last year with FIRRMA. There is more to do, however. Next, we should study and respond to national security risks from foreign vendors.
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This is the fourth post in a series on the new Geoeconomic World Order.
After several months of back-and-forth, the Senate and House of Representatives agreed on a consensus version of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) on July 23. FIRRMA reforms the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process currently used to evaluate and address national security-related concerns related to foreign investment into the United States.
As technological capabilities expand, it’s getting harder to distinguish between national security and economic interests.
Prospective foreign investors in U.S. companies with sensitive data may be able to win approval by involving an independent third party.
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.
Uranium One—incipient scandal or hype? Everything you wanted to know about CFIUS transactions, Hillary Clinton and Russian uranium ... but were afraid to ask.
CFIUS represents but one helpful step to reduce damaging technology transfers. By itself, it will not adequately address the critical strategic challenge presented by China's advances in artificial intelligence.
It’s time for U.S. policymakers to rethink the country’s open stance toward inbound Chinese investment.
The question of whether Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOE) should be free to take control of U.S. companies or companies that otherwise affect the United States’s national security interests seems likely to come up during the first few months of the Trump presidency.