geopolitics

China’s Best Strategy for Trade Negotiations: Cooperation

China faces difficult realities that must be balanced in the trade talks. Ultimately, the U.S. will force the creation of a more level playing field.

Why Silicon Valley Demands Diplomats

In 2017 Denmark elevated technology and digitalization to a foreign policy priority, and appointed Casper Klynge ambassador to Silicon Valley. He was just profiled in the New York Times, so we are republishing this essay...

AI, China, Data, Good Thinking, and our Fall Conference

What is happening with the future of AI, and how will it alter geopolitics? That's the kind of question that motivates our company, and our preparation for our fall conference. China looks strong. Beijing-based computer...

By the Numbers: U.S. Tech Courts Europe’s Regulators

The rapid growth and aggressiveness of U.S. tech companies' lobbying in Europe is getting attention, but is it working? (From the latest Techonomy Magazine.)

As the EU Targets Tech, Will the U.S. Follow?

Regulation, that dirty word, is creeping closer and closer to the tech industry and especially its giants. Europe, privacy-conscious and regulation-happy, is leading the way. (From the latest Techonomy Magazine.)

CRISPR Community Wrestles With Potential and Peril of Gene Editing

Scientists, academics and other stakeholders gathering in Boston lauded the potential of what CRISPR-powered innovation could offer society — and grappled with potential negative or unintended consequences from the still-nascent technology.

Gates Foundation Supports Tech in Kenya Despite Political Turmoil

Melinda Gates, the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, launched Pathways for Prosperity, a commission on technology and inclusive development in Nairobi, Kenya. The technological innovations that the commission is investigating is at...

Tech Takes Davos While Facebook Takes Hits

The World Economic Forum this year was practically the World Technology Forum. Unlike in years past, leaders there, especially heads of state, acknowledged the depth of transformation underway in a digitized economy. Meanwhile attendees and...

Can $100 Million Change the World?

The MacArthur Foundation doesn't just give genius grants. It is now awarding $100 million to one project. Four impressive finalists were announced last week; read more within.

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