Although U.S. officials have grown increasingly concerned about China's participation in technical standards bodies and its forthcoming plan, China Standards 2035, it is important to distinguish posturing and proclamations from real risks.
Twitter checks Trump on mail-in voting tweets; Trump signs executive order limiting protections for online platforms; Amnesty International discovers vulnerability in Qatar’s contact tracing app; U.S. government plans to cancel visas of Chinese graduate students with ties to PLA; and the NSA accuses Russian hackers of targeting email servers around the world.
In a fast-evolving crisis like a pandemic, GDP and other conventional economic metrics are simply too slow to be useful for policymakers who need to make decisions about when to lock down and reopen parts of the economy. Fortunately, real-time mobility data has opened a window into the world that COVID-19 has wrought.
The United States is one of the countries that is most susceptible to foreign election interference. To safeguard the U.S. elections in November, Robert K. Knake argues that the United States and other democracies should agree to not interfere in foreign elections.