TechCrunch Global Affairs Project

Opportunity not fear: Reframing cybersecurity to build a safer net for all

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.

Securing the global digital economy beyond the China challenge

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.

Europe’s antitrust policy shouldn’t ignore China 

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.

The US government needs a commercialization strategy for quantum

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.

How to avoid falling into China’s ‘data trap’

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.

Can America meet its next Sputnik moment?

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.

US government must embrace stablecoins to maintain dollar dominance

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.

To protect the future of the internet, US-led tech diplomacy must change tack

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.

Putin and Xi’s evolving disinformation playbooks pose new threats

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.

It’s time for democracies to protect dissidents from spyware

Only by enacting stronger regulatory and legal protections can democracies ensure their survival, enable free speech to flourish and safeguard their citizens' well-being.

Partnerships are key to scaling commitments from Biden’s Summit for Democracy

Developing credible local voices, entrepreneurs and innovators who can use emerging technologies to counter the authoritarian threats posed to their countries just may represent the best way to reach

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

Taiwan’s bargaining chips?

While Taiwan undoubtedly enjoys its current semiconductor dominance and the leverage that gives it over both China and the U.S., neither feel comfortable with the status quo.

VC has a pivotal role to play in the climate fight, but it can’t do everything

The TechCrunch Global Affairs Project examines the increasingly intertwined relationship between the tech sector and global politics.

A ‘techlash’ with Chinese characteristics

This is the second in a pair of articles comparing the impact of the U.S. and Chinese tech crackdowns. In this piece, we examine how China’s “techlash” is driven by domestic politics.

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.

With all eyes on the Indo-Pacific, a burgeoning tech alliance is taking shape in the Euro-Atlantic

The TTC — if it takes root — could be a Euro-Atlantic answer to the Quad in the Indo-Pacific: an embryonic tech alliance and a building block for a new democratic tech arrangement.

Can Europe compete in the quantum ‘space race’?

Quantum information science has long languished in an academic corner of the tech sector. But recent advances mean that the sector has taken on geopolitical significance.

China’s next generation of hackers won’t be criminals. That’s a problem.

A spate of policies beginning in 2015 put China in a position to replace contracted criminals with new blood from universities.

Technology is transforming global treaties

Technology is rapidly changing how treaties are monitored and enforced — with profound implications for global governance and international law.
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