Publication | Science

G7: Balance Security and Collaboration

Harry Broadman and Chaouki Abdallah

June 16, 2022

Increased government scrutiny of cross-border university research relationships, tightened export controls on technologies, and strengthened national regimes regulating technology-related foreign direct investment are now priorities for most democracies. These policies are motivated by the common goal of shoring up economic and national security. But the national approaches are neither uniform nor harmonized, undermining cross-border research and development collaboration. The G7 should make it a priority to coordinate controls on knowledge flows and technology. They need to act together to demonstrate how democracies can counter illicit activities for acquiring technologies.

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Harry G. Broadman

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