Scott Bade Contributor Share on X Scott Bade is special series editor of the TechCrunch Global Affairs Project and a regular contributor on foreign affairs. He's a former speechwriter for Mike Bloombe
It should come as no surprise that government bureaucracies move slowly. But that just makes this week’s launch of the State Department’s Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy (CDP) seem positiv
About 30 years ago, the political scientist Joseph Nye overturned convention when he suggested that states exert not just “hard” power — i.e., military might — but “soft” power as well. S
This is the first in a pair of articles comparing the impact of the U.S. and Chinese tech crackdowns. This piece considers the geopolitical consequences of each country’s respective approaches.
Technology has never agreed with boundaries. Even the most detailed satellite snapshots of Earth show no borders. From the printing press to the airplane, the telephone to social media, technological
When Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan sat down with Chinese officials in Anchorage, Alaska for the first high-level bilateral summit of the new administrat
"...Some of the worst aggressors or most powerful and intrusive companies are basically completely out of the spotlight."
When news broke Friday morning that Britain is looking to propose an alliance of democracies to build a 5G alternative to Huawei, you might think that that was the worst thing to happen to the contro
The global trade crisis is a setback, but also an opportunity for logistics startups to show the value of digital platforms in an analog industry.
We’ve spent so long asking tech to turn its attention to real-world problems. Let’s not complain when they do so now.
The relationship between the United Kingdom and Australia is not usually a flashpoint in international relations. After all, the two allies share a common language, ancestry, and monarch. So what caus
I've always thought and believed that you need the public sector and then you need the risk capital that taxpayer money shouldn't be going to.
"We've been lucky that our government have really sent a message that technology companies are welcome here."
Ebony Beckwith discusses how the nonprofit Salesforce Foundation's status as an impact team that's also a fully-integrated business unit sets it apart from other corporate philanthropy efforts.
In 2004, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife, Pam, set aside some of the wealth they acquired after the online marketplace went public and created Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm
Paul Brest didn’t set out to transform philanthropy. A constitutional law scholar who clerked for Supreme Court Justice John Harlan and is credited with coining the term “originalism,” Brest spe