geopolitics

Crypto Goes to War

Russia and Ukraine are among the world’s most crypto-conscious countries. Now cryptocurrency is helping both sides. Russians want to evade sanctions, while Ukraine aims to tap crypto wealth.

Putin’s Horrors Shift the World

Putin’s evil invasion of Ukraine is a pivot point, around which much is shifting. The world is spinning differently on its axis, and we don’t know what comes next.

This is How We Defeat Putin and Other Petrostate Autocrats

After Hitler invaded the Sudetenland, America turned its industrial prowess to building tanks, bombers and destroyers. Now, we must respond with renewables

‘This Is Sedition’: Ottawa Insurrection Has Roots in Pro-Pipeline, Pro-Fossil Convoy

Close observers are linking the occupation to past protests supporting pipelines and fossil fuels, digging into the white supremacist funding and logistics behind the trucker convoy.

The New EU Presidency: Une Certaine Idée de l’Europe

A highly-eventful French EU Presidency has begun, with major implications for Euro-centrism, digital regulation, industrial policy, and migration. President Macron will push strong policies and continue to fight Omicron, even as he keeps his eye...

The Biden Administration Embraces “Democracy Affirming Technologies”

President Biden has called the defense of democracy “the defining challenge of our time.” With authoritarian governments doubling down on AI-enabled techniques for mass surveillance and social control, putting out the call to citizen coders...

Glimpses of a New Era: The In-Person DLD Conference

Determination to face genuine crises may be rising as the pandemic slowly wanes. At DLD I found a new spirit of both concern and tech-centric optimism.

For the Next Hot Startups, Look to Brazil

The government, private sector, and investor communities are together paving the way for a booming startup ecosystem.

The EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act: A Pragmatic Approach

Europe is forging ahead with rational regulation of artificial intelligence. It will likely influence the entire world as much as did the GDPR on privacy.

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