Adam Segal says the showdown between China and the United States over telecommunications is about more than just security.
Frank G. Klotz argues that allocating the radio-frequency spectrum can be an untidy process—and have implications for both national security and global economic infrastructure.
Joel D. Hirst discusses Hugo Chavez's attacks against Globovision, the only independent television news station left in Venezuel.
Joel D. Hirst discusses the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and its ambitious plan to control information across Latin America.
Asch Harwood and John Campbell write that in Nigeria, cell phones can both be used to instigate--and anticipate--violence.
Richard A. Falkenrath says that while the recent decision by the United Arab Emirates to suspend BlackBerry services may have been opposed by business travelers, law enforcement officers and intelligence officers viewed the decision with approval and a bit of envy.
Joshua Kurlantizk says that authoritarian regimes have undermined the potential power of the World Wide Web to foster democracy.
Kahlil Byrd, cofounder of the African Public Broadcasting Foundation, discusses the potential for building robust broadcast media in sub-Saharan Africa.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) updated its treaty through the final acts of the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai, December 3-14, 2012.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) released its TEL Strategic Action Plan: 2010 – 2015 at the 8th Ministerial Meeting on Telecommunications and Information Industry in Japan on October 30-31, 2010.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski discusses the technology and telecommunications boom, its impact on global relations and where the FCC plays a role.
Ann Mei Chang, Alex Counts, and Scott C. Ratzan discuss innovative ways mobile technology can be leveraged to foster economic growth, empower women, improve public health, and alleviate poverty.
The Women and Technology Roundtable Series is made possible thanks to the generous support of ExxonMobil.
SAP Co-Chief Executive Officer Bill McDermott shares his view on how SAP is dealing with the changing impact of technology on the global economy and on policymakers.
This meeting is part of the Corporate Program's CEO Speaker Series, which provides a forum for leading global CEOs to share their priorities and insights before a high-level audience of CFR members. The series aims to educate the CFR membership on the private sector's important role in the policy debate by engaging the global business community's top leadership.
Cherie Blair, Maura O'Neill, and Trina DasGupta discuss women's access to mobile technology and the opportunities it affords.
Experts discuss the impact of technology and banking on the economic and political development of women.
Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T, discusses the role of mobile technology as a driving force of productivity and business investment as well as AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile.
Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google, and Jared Cohen, Adjunct Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and Director of Google Ideas at Google, highlight the potential of the technological development to revolutionize relations between countries and to empower citizens of oppressive regimes
Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and chief executive officer of Verizon Communications, discusses technology and innovation, as well as the implications of recent legislation on Verizon.
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.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
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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