Rising unemployment and the threat of a Moody's downgrade have highlighted the lagging economic recovery. While innovation is key to increasing U.S. global competitiveness, economists are divided over how to achieve this. Here, four experts debate policy options.
"First, the United States is, and remains, the technology center of the world, with an unmatched amount of researchers and R&D money and the kind of cultural hard-wiring that continues to produce breathtaking discoveries. Second, China is catching up."
Louise Lucas describes the culture of open innovation and its benefits.
Edward L. Glaeser discusses the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation in New York's economy.
This report promotes a set of recommendations to help the U.S. administration accelerate the development and deployment of low-carbon energy technologies.
The corporate tax code should explicitly promote the international competitiveness of American
businesses and encourage innovation by providing incentives for the drivers of productivity and innovation, says Robert D. Atkinson in this Information Technology and Innovation Foundation report.
This special study from the East-West Center argues that innovation offshoring is driven by profound changes in corporate innovation management as well as by the globalization of markets for technology and knowledge workers.
Advantage: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge by Adam Segal.
Sebatian Mallaby argues that excessive patent protections in the tech industry threaten innovation.
Adam Segal says we must look toward China and India as models for competition in "disruptive innovation."
Adam Segal argues that the future of U.S. competitiveness lies not just in trying to beat China by the numbers, but on strengthening American social, political, and cultural institutions that support innovation.
Adam Segal says that no matter what, China and India will train more scientists and engineers than the United States, but the United States has the best environment for ideas to grow.
The impact of the standoff between Google and China, argue Adam Segal and Robert K. Knake, may have less to do with censorship and more to do with the nature of technological development.
Amity Shlaes says that the Israeli military has played a surprising role in Israel's record of innovation.
Elizabeth Economy asks, "Can humankind find its way to a world that is cleaner, safer, and fairer than the one we inhabit today?"
Michael Moran asks if we humans have peaked as a species.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
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