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The Fix: Chipping in

In this new Interpreter feature, we’re inviting short observations about issues or resources that might otherwise be missed.

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Published 26 Jul 2023 

We’re asking contributors to put together their own short collected observations like this one – and as always, if you’ve got an idea to pitch for The Interpreter, drop a line via the contact details on the About page.

If you’re seeking to unravel the complexities of the global semiconductor industry, look no further than Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology. Authored by historian Chris Miller, this book brilliantly dissects the ongoing power tussle between the US and China over this crucial technology. Released just as the Biden administration introduced export controls to curb China’s high-end chip industry, Chip War offers a timely and insightful analysis of this critical issue. It’s a standout in the realm of foreign policy literature and provides an essential backdrop for the policy dilemmas that the Lowy Institute’s John Edwards raises in a recent analysis.

Together, these two resources offer a comprehensive understanding of the semiconductor industry and its geopolitical significance. Short, sharp, and packed with knowledge.

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