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May 19, 2022

China

May 26, 2022

Technology and Innovation
Can You Hear Me? Speech and Power in the Global Digital Town Square

Elon Musk's plans to buy Twitter have led to renewed discussions on free speech. But much of the debate has neglected the international reach of social media companies—and its legal implications.

Elon Musk's twitter account is seen on a smartphone in front of the Twitter logo in this photo illustration taken on April 15, 2022.

May 26, 2022

Technology and Innovation
Can You Hear Me? Speech and Power in the Global Digital Town Square

Elon Musk's plans to buy Twitter have led to renewed discussions on free speech. But much of the debate has neglected the international reach of social media companies—and its legal implications.

Elon Musk's twitter account is seen on a smartphone in front of the Twitter logo in this photo illustration taken on April 15, 2022.

March 21, 2022

Technology and Innovation
The Promise of Digital Activism—and its Dangers

Social media can be a powerful tool for digital activists—and for the governments trying to silence them.  

People hold up lit up phones during a protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at Trafalgar Square in London, Britain on March 4, 2022.

March 21, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
The Promise of Digital Activism—and its Dangers

Social media can be a powerful tool for digital activists—and for the governments trying to silence them.    

People hold up lit up phones during a protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine, at Trafalgar Square in London, Britain on March 4, 2022.

February 1, 2022

Southeast Asia
China’s Digital Silk Road and Africa’s Technological Future

How will the DSR affect Africa's technological and security future?

Picture of virtual teleconference shows leaders of several states and international organizations.

January 19, 2021

China
The Extension of the Digital Silk Road to Latin America: Advantages and Potential Risks

The Digital Silk Road's extension to Latin America has had both advantages and potential risks for states in Latin America and the Caribbean.

People walk past a Huawei company logo at a bus stop in Mexico City on February 22, 2019.

May 14, 2020

Cybersecurity
Is Digital Always Better?

Digital technology has been widely embraced, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. However, in some situations, it could actually make systems more prone to unpredictable accidents. Policymaker…

Computer network equipment is seen in a server room in Vienna, Austria.

June 2, 2021

Myanmar
Resistance Amid Digital Totalitarianism: The Case of Myanmar

As the military junta continues to suppress internet access across the country, the people of Myanmar are discovering new techniques of digital resistance.

People flash a three-finger salute as they take part in an anti-coup night protest at Hledan junction in Yangon, Myanmar, March 14, 2021.

November 6, 2020

Women and Economic Growth
Women This Week: Digital Damage or Defense?

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers November 2 to November 9.

Woman using an iPhone visiting the 27th Janadriya festival on the outskirts of Riyadh via Reuters.