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June 25, 2018

Renewable Energy
Digital Decarbonization

Advances in data science are already transforming the way energy is produced, transported and consumed. These innovations have the potential to reduce carbon emissions and boost clean energy, but they also come with serious risks.

July 2, 2018

China
China's Politburo Standing Committee member Wang Huning attends the opening ceremony of the fourth World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, China on December 3, 2017. Belt and Router: China Aims for Tighter Internet Controls with Digital Silk Road

Coauthored with Ashley Feng, research associate in the international institutions and global governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Given the hype surrounding China’s Belt and Roa…

June 6, 2017

China
ZTE Huawei Logos Beijing's Silk Road Goes Digital

Rachel Brown is a research associate in Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. The pageantry at last month’s Belt and Road Forum in Beijing highlighted the two major prongs of China’s B…

May 22, 2014

Education
A 3D printer produces a sculpture at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover, Germany (Fabrizio Bensch/Courtesy Reuters). Labor’s Digital Displacement

Digital technologies are once again transforming global value chains and, with them, the structure of the global economy. What do businesses, citizens, and policymakers need to know as they scramble …

October 29, 2002

China
Digital Dragon

Can China become a true global economic power? That depends on the evolution of the Chinese high-technology sector. The industry's success or failure will determine whether China becomes a modern eco…

June 26, 2018

Renewable Energy
Wind power station and global communication concept. The Digital Revolution Is Transforming Energy—Whether It Slows Climate Change Is Up to Policymakers

This post is about a new book, “Digital Decarbonization: Promoting Digital Innovations to Advance Clean Energy Systems,” edited by Varun Sivaram. It is available as a paperback or e-book on Amazon, a…

March 20, 2018

Digital Policy
Internet and jurisdiction What Is the Digital Society We Want to Build Together?

One of the greatest and most pressing global governance challenges of the 21st century is managing the coexistence of national laws on the internet. Here's what one organization is doing to address i…

April 30, 2018

Cybersecurity
Books Report Watch Vol. VI: Tracking Digital and Cyber Scholarship So You Don’t Have To

In this edition: the effects of internet censorship in China, the malicious uses of artificial intelligence, and U.S. Cyber Command's strategy to achieve domain superiority.

March 5, 2018

Germany
Bundestag Deutschland 4.0? Germany’s Digital Strategy Over the Next Four Years

Digital and cyber policy issues played an important part in last year's German election. Here's what to expect over the next four years. 

October 18, 2017

Digital Policy
The Rise of Digital Protectionism

In July 2017, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies held a workshop to examine the drivers behind digital protectionism in Asia and Europe, its implica…