Today's national security leaders, industry and allies face a growing power competition between the United States, China and Russia where breakthrough technology will be more critical than ever. On June 27, 2019, leaders in government, military, industry and academia gathered at the 4th Annual Defense One Tech Summit to discuss emerging technologies and their likely impact on national security tactics and strategy. 

Director of the Wilson Center's Asia Program, Abraham Denmark, led a discussion on The Role of Technology in Great State Competition. The panel explored how new frontiers like biotechnology and artificial intelligence (AI) are not only integral to economic competetiveness, but also national security as they represent the technologies that will comprise wars of the future. As a panelist, Denmark recognized both the challenges and opportunities with emerging technologies, explaining capabilities and possibilities for the future.