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The Gordian Knot Center is committed to solving national security challenges at the speed of relevance. To that end the Center is empowering faculty, staff, and students to create and scale projects that address today's challenges. A selection of the Center's projects's can be found below:

Exploring the defense tech ecosystem

Vector Report

Vector Report was launched during the Defense Innovation Scholar program by a group of students and aims to demystify the defense technology sector through incisive case studies and thoughtful analysis about defense technology.

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Vector Report

 

 

Innovating for South China Sea Security

Project Myoushu

Project Myoushu seeks to develop more effective tools to shine a light into the gray zone of China’s maritime coercion strategy in the South China Sea.

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Project Myoushu

Understanding Chinese force modernization

Project Wēishè

Launched out of the Defense Innovation Scholar program and GKC directed readings, Project Wēishè encourages scholarship on the capabilities, strategies, organization, and reforms of the PLA, PFP, and PAFMM’s defense acquisition systems and the political, economic, and industrial actors that inform its development.

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Project Wēishè

Track the Future of Defense Tech Deals

Chiral Defense

Chiral Defense is a weekly newsletter that covers venture capital rounds, M&A, and IPO activity in defense-adjacent industries including space, cyber, autonomy, quantum computing, and AI/ML. 

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Chiral Defense