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Accordo AUKUS: il ruolo della tecnologia nella geopolitica del futuro (Andrea Strippoli Lanternini, Agenda Digitale)

Le nuove tecnologie sono al centro delle politiche delle potenze mondiali per il prossimo futuro: l’accordo AUKUS, di fatto, dimostra come per vincere le sfide del futuro sarà necessario assicurare una maggiore cooperazione tra alleati per governarne le applicazioni, condividendo conoscenza e informazioni Accordo AUKUS: il ruolo della tecnologia nella geopolitica del futuro – Agenda […]

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Reckoning with cyberpolicy contradictions in great power politics (Robert D. Williams, Brookings)

What should be the boundaries of government-sponsored cybertheft and surveillance beyond national borders? To what extent do apps such as TikTok pose a national-security threat? Can the United States and European Union reach an agreement on transatlantic data flows that balances economic, privacy, and national-security concerns? These seemingly disconnected questions lurked in the background of […]

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Risk and human factor in the “glocal where” (by Marco Emanuele)

In the twenty years following September 11, the world seems not to have understood the lesson of that event. In fact, there have been no substantial political investments on the central theme of global rules to bring planetary governance towards objectives of sustainability, equity and security. In global forums, discussions and proclamations abound  while, in […]

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Broader and Deeper: Transatlantic Responsibilities in the 21st Century (GMF)

Ian Lesser The Western community of values has a shared responsibility to think more creatively across latitudes. We should take a more expansive and long term view of transatlantic relations. Broader and Deeper: Transatlantic Responsibilities in the 21st Century | The German Marshall Fund of the United States (gmfus.org)

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Indonesia’s AI Promise in Perspective (CSET)

Kayla Goode, Heeu Millie Kim The United States and China are keeping an eye on Indonesia’s artificial intelligence potential given the country’s innovation-driven national strategy and flourishing AI industry. China views Indonesia as an anchor for its economic, digital, and political inroads in Southeast Asia and has invested aggressively in new partnerships. The United States, with […]

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China/Canada – Extradition hearings in Canada for Huawei’s Meng come to a close (Al Jazeera)

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her Vancouver home to attend her last extradition hearing in the British Columbia Supreme Court [Don MacKinnon /AFP] Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou’s fight in a Canadian court against extradition to the United States to face fraud and conspiracy charges has wrapped up after nearly 1,000 days of testimony. The […]

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South China Sea/USA – Harris’ Southeast Asian trip cannot roil South China Sea waters (Global Times)

Illustration: Chen Xia/GT US Vice President Kamala Harris is scheduled to leave Washington Friday for a planned visit to Singapore and Vietnam. According to Reuters earlier this month, a senior White House official said Harris will focus on defending international rules in the South China Sea, strengthening US regional leadership and expanding security cooperation during […]

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China/Afghanistan/USA – GT Voice: US in no position to meddle with potential rare-earth cooperation between China and Afghanistan (Global Times)

A US Chinook helicopter flies over the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday. Helicopters are landing at the US embassy there as diplomatic vehicles leave the compound as the Taliban advance on the Afghan capital. Photo: VCG While the US’ bungled and embarrassing withdrawal from Afghanistan is still shocking the world, the American media […]

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China/Pakistan/Afghanistan – China to strengthen coordination with Pakistan on Afghan issues: FM (Global Times)

Afghan displaced children who fled from their homes during the fights take shelter in a public park in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2021.(Photo: Xinhua) China and Pakistan need to strengthen communication and coordination to support a stable transition in Afghanistan, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday. He made the remarks in […]

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China/USA/Taiwan/Afghanistan – DPP challenged for defending US, evading Taiwan-Afghanistan analogy to fool Taiwan people (Global Times)

A US Chinook helicopter flies over the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday. Helicopters are landing at the US embassy there as diplomatic vehicles leave the compound as the Taliban advance on the Afghan capital. Photo: VCG As the world watches with concerns over what has unfolded in Afghanistan over the past few days. […]

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China/Canada – Global Times sends open letter to Canadian ambassador Dominic Barton, demanding release of Meng Wanzhou (Global Times)

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, leaves the B.C. Supreme Court during a break in her extradition hearing on Tuesday local time in Vancouver, British Columbia. Photo: VCG As August 26 marks 1,000 days since Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou was detained in Canada, the Global Times wrote an open letter to Canadian Ambassador to China […]

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Taiwan/China/USA – Taiwan Wants Paladins. Congress Should Say No (Defense One)

Brian Davis, Michael A. Hunzeker The Biden administration recently notified Congress of a proposal to sell Taiwan 40 Paladin self-propelled howitzers. As mundane as this announcement might seem, it should be of deep concern to anyone who cares about U.S.-Taiwan relations. Beijing is, after all, ratcheting up its aggression toward the island. A war over Taiwan’s status is […]