Russia

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

How Technology Makes War More Terrifying

Russia's Ukraine invasion is the first major physical war between developed countries in the connected age. As the tragedy continues to unfold, we're likely to see it manifest in the digital systems that surround us. 

Commercial Space Development Bolsters U.S. National Security

To deal with potential attacks from China, Russia, or others in coming decades and achieve this objective, America will need to deepen its partnership with more nimble American private space companies.

Let’s Also Flatten the Curve on Another Virus

Even as the world fights Covid-19, another kind of virus is making that harder--willful disinformation, often planted by governments like Russia. Fake news about Covid is rampant.

Amazon, Facebook, and Google: Too big to tolerate. Too big to stop.

As society begins to realize it has allowed globe-spanning commercial net giants too much power, it also becomes clear that figuring a policy response will be hard. Techonomy's co-founder, author of The Facebook Effect, weighs...

Of Tech and Trump

The tech industry continues to loom large in the responses to this year’s election and plays multiple interesting roles in its aftermath: Russia has been accused of "hacking" the election, Facebook has been forced to...

Davos 2015: Author Noreena Hertz on Tech and Geopolitics

Author Noreena Hertz visits Hub Culture at the World Economic Forum Davos 2015 to discuss her geopolitical concerns about Russia, Europe's dire economic situation, and technological disruptions in global business.

Who’s in Charge of the Internet, and Who Pays the Bills?

The 12-day World Conference on International Telecommunications will convene representatives from 190 countries next week in Dubai. It's the first such assembly since 1988. Since then, the Internet has become a central driver of business...

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