George Washington University's Peter Bock, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Paul Cohen, and MIT's Andrew McAfee join Amy Alving, former chief technology officer of Science Applications International, to discuss recent innovations in artificial intelligence as well as the economic and security implications of these technological advances.
Ellen Kullman, chair of the board and chief executive officer of DuPont, joins Alan S. Murray, editor at Fortune, to discuss global competitiveness.
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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.
If knowledge is power, we should all be feeling more powerful. The defining trend of our time is the ever-increasing connectedness made possible by technologies such as the Internet, satellite communication, and cell phones.With this connectedness comes instant access to a large portion of the world’s knowledge.
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.
Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
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.
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2014 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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