Nathaniel Sher is a Senior Research Analyst at Carnegie China, where he researches China’s grand strategy and U.S.-China relations. His writings have appeared in Foreign Policy, Wired, The Wire China, Responsible Statecraft, and the Tsinghua International Relations Review. Previously, Sher served as a Loan Officer at the U.S. Small Business Administration and as an intern at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. He received his B.A. in History from Oberlin College and M.A.s in International Relations from Tsinghua University and the University of Chicago.

Last Updated: September 12, 2022

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09.16.22

New Export Controls on Chinese Semiconductors May Prove Self-Defeating

Sam Bresnick & Nathaniel Sher
New restrictions are not only likely unnecessary, they may ultimately prove self-defeating. Overly zealous controls that limit older semiconductor equipment sales to China will inflict collateral damage on American, and potentially international,...