Anh Nguyen



Anh Nguyen is a PhD researcher in the Law and Governance of Quantum Technologies research group within the Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam. Her work delves into how legal dynamics arising from the tension between innovation, geopolitical/geoeconomic competition, responsible technological development shape, govern and construct emerging quantum technology (global) value chains. She completed her LL.M in Public International Law at Leiden University, where she worked as a research assistant at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies.

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The Discomfort of Extraterritoriality: US Semiconductor Export Controls and why their Chokehold on Dutch Photolithography Machines Matter  

In the wake of the US Department of Commerce’s announcement on 17 October 2023 of new sweeping semiconductor export control restrictions, China began stockpiling photolithography machines produced by ASML based in the Netherlands. Why did China scramble towards a Dutch company because of US restrictions? These regulations were designed to restrict the transfer of…

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Questioning the EU Anti-Coercion Instrument – Conflating the Curtailment of ‘Strategic Autonomy’ with the Erosion of Sovereignty?

On 3 October 2023 the European Parliament voted to pass the EU Anti-Coercion Instrument (ACI), billed as the ‘shield protecting EU’s sovereignty,’ by an overwhelming majority of 578 votes in favour, and only 24 votes against and 19 abstentions. Given the political agreement…

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The G7’s Fear of Economic Coercion through Weaponised Interdependence – Geopolitical Competition Cloaked in International Law?

President Zelensky’s attendance of the G7 Summit in Hiroshima (19 – 21 May 2023) was not the only significant moment of the event. Pundits have zeroed on something else, describing the summit as “a launch party for one phrase in particular: economic coercion” – China’s economic coercion. A launch party it was indeed. The…

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