warfare

The Next Cold War Has a Chip On Its Shoulder

I’m no longer hiding under my desk awaiting missiles, but don’t be surprised if you see me stockpiling chips in my desk drawer.  Many companies have already reported doing the same, many of them Chinese...

New and Old Technologies and Future Warfare

Russia's attack on Ukraine is seen as a test case for the wars of the future. Some critical insights are already emerging.

The Kyiv Tech Summit: Hacking for Ukraine

The hackathon will engage the blockchain community and others. Programmers, designers, and innovators aim to build tech to "make wartime life easier."

Beyond the Crash–Finding Patterns in a World of Uncertainty

Things are grim. And one of the grimmest parts of this moment is how uncertain everyone seems to be about what comes next.

Ukraine’s Nuclear Power Plants Caught in the Crossfire of War With Russia

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has triggered fears of another nuclear power disaster in the region, 36 years after the world’s largest nuclear accident.

Prayer for a Time of Plagues

Today’s plagues are more than 10, but as I head to a Passover Seder, I cannot help thinking of the parallels. Maintaining optimism is getting harder, but being in tech helps.

Putin’s War Shows Autocracies and Fossil Fuels Go Hand in Hand. Here’s How to Tackle Both.

Democracies are making more progress than autocracies when it comes to climate action. But divestment campaigns can put pressure on the most recalcitrant of political leaders.

My Own Scary Encounter with Putin

My interaction with Putin up close didn’t help me foresee today’s ugly war. But it did show him to be manipulative, deceptive, and cold-blooded. Machismo is not a healthy starting point.

‘Reimagine Security’, Experts Urge, As Military Emissions and Budgets Grow in Tandem

“If we were further down the path to decarbonization, this war would never have happened,” says a top U.S. military expert.

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