Scott Malcomson is a political-risk and communications consultant and author of five books, including the forthcoming “Splinternet: How Geopolitics and Commerce Are Fragmenting the World Wide Web.” He was foreign editor at the New York Times Magazine, a senior official at the United Nations and the US State Department, and director of communications at two global NGOs.
India is artfully positioning itself to be a beneficiary of the tech conflict now accelerating between the U.S. and China. Reliance Jio, a very Indian sort of national champion, may benefit most.
The net is under assault by both too-powerful companies and ill-equipped countries. We users are getting left behind, and there is real risk the net’s global unity could be compromised. How can the world better...