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Microchips and the US-China Battle for the Future

Why microchips are at the heart of the geopolitical contest between the US and China.
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About the Episode

From microwaves to missiles, smartphones to the stock market, microchips are essential to modern economies and future technological advancements. On Deep Dish, we hear from a representative of a manufacturing sector on how critical chips are to businesses and consumers and the effects of a global shortage. And Chip War author Chris Miller argues that microchips – not data - are the new oil and discusses what this means for the geopolitical contest between the US and China. 

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About the Experts
Associate Professor, International History, Fletcher School, Tufts University
Chris Miller is an associate professor of International History at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is also the author of book “Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology”.
Brian Hanson
Former Vice President, Studies
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Brian Hanson served as the vice president of studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He managed the Council's research operations and hosted the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.
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Other Contributors
Vice President, Global Policy, Semiconductor Industry Association
Jimmy Goodrich is vice president for global policy at SIA. In this role, he leads the global policy team and directs SIA’s international competitiveness, trade, export control, supply chain, global market research, and China policy agenda.

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