Research Fellow, Geopolitics of Technology program
American and Chinese technology strategies (export control, industrial and innovation policies, economic diplomacy
American foreign policy
Mathilde Velliet is a Research Fellow within the Geopolitics of Technology program at Ifri since September 2021. Her research focuses on international issues related to new technologies, particularly American and Chinese technology policies as well as U.S.-China relations. She is also a PhD student in American civilization at the University of Paris. Her doctoral thesis focuses on U.S. policies on strategic technologies in response to the China threat under the Obama and Biden administration.
She holds a master’s degree in English studies from the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon and a master’s degree in International Security from Sciences Po Paris. She also conducted research in the United States, at New York University and Boston University.
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“Open” Telecom Networks (Open RAN): Towards a Reconfiguration of International Competition in 5G? Notes de l'Ifri
In line with the anti-Huawei diplomatic campaign of the Trump and Biden administrations, the United States has promoted an alternative: Open RAN, a concept defined by "open" network architectures. At the intersection of 5G geopolitics and standards, what risks and opportunities does Open RAN...
Convince and Coerce: U.S. Interference in Technology Exchanges Between its Allies and China Études de l’Ifri, February 2022
The tough-on-China policy adopted by the Trump and Biden administrations has – and will increasingly have – important consequences for Washington’s allies, both on their infrastructure choices (5G, submarine cables...) and on their technological exchanges with China.
Disagreements have opened up about strategy when China is also seen as an existential threat. Western powers in the G7 group of nations are failing to coordinate their China strategies, senior western officials admit, adding that the need to do so has been given sharp impetus by Xi Jinping’s...
Following assertions of OpenRAN solutions offering costs cuts and shortcuts to 5G and even claims of superior security, a series of reports from governments, scientific labs, security expert and think tanks investigate the technology. They showcase perspectives from the United State,...