Accession Number:

AD1116901

Title:

US-China Stem Talent Decoupling: Background, Policy, and Impact

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Research Report]

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV APPLIED PHYSICS LAB LAUREL MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2020-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50

Abstract:

One of the most difficult and controversial questions in US policy toward China is how to manage the risk associated with Chinese students and researchers in the United States. This paper provides an overview of this debate, reviews what we know and do not know about the relevant questions, and distills priorities and principles for analysts and policymakers. It concludes that large-scale reductions in US-based Chinese students and researchers are, at present, unlikely to be in the US national interest. While remaining open, US policymakers should focus on improving risk assessment and risk management, strengthen intelligence collection and analysis, and diversify the countrys talent pipelines.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]