Scott Bade

Scott Bade Contributor Share on Twitter 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 Bloomberg and co-author of "More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First." More posts by this contributor The US needs a tech doctrine Is tech hurting American soft power?

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 Bloomberg and co-author of “More Human: Designing a World Where People Come First.”

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The US needs a tech doctrine

Scott Bade Contributor Share on Twitter 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 B

Digital diplomacy gets a reboot

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

Is tech hurting American soft power?

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

China and US tech crackdowns set the stage for the next phase of competition

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.

Introducing the TechCrunch Global Affairs Project

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

Is Washington prepared for a geopolitical ‘tech race’?

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

Marietje Schaake is ‘very concerned about the future of democracy’

"...Some of the worst aggressors or most powerful and intrusive companies are basically completely out of the spotlight."

Huawei’s terrible week

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

Startups are transforming global trade in the COVID-19 era

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.

Let’s give tech philanthropists the benefit of the doubt on COVID-19

We’ve spent so long asking tech to turn its attention to real-world problems. Let’s not complain when they do so now. 

How Huawei is dividing Western nations

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

Silicon Valley Community Foundation challenges donors to address local problems

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.

‘A city where you can pilot almost anything and figure out if it’s going to work’

"We've been lucky that our government have really sent a message that technology companies are welcome here."

The tech of giving back: an interview with Salesforce’s Chief Philanthropy Officer

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.

Omidyar Network CEO opens up about VC-influenced philanthropy

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

How the Valley can get philanthropy right with former Hewlett Foundation president Paul Brest

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