Big Talk on Big Tech—but Little Action
In both the U.S. and EU, antitrust and regulatory efforts against Facebook, Google, and Amazon are gaining traction. But no one’s about to break them up.
What Is It to Be Human Anymore?
Walter Isaacson explores the future of gene editing. But that future is already here, and it’s more than a bit scary.
Scarcity and Ethics
The pandemic is offering a crash course to wealthy countries on dealing with problems they can’t buy their way out of.
The World Must Regulate Tech Before It’s Too Late
We urgently need a global ethical consensus on how far technological advances can go.
To Democratize Vaccine Access, Democratize Production
U.S. and European COVID-19 shots aren’t enough. It is time to tap into Africa, Asia, and Latin America’s enormous production capacity.
Latin American Governments Are Caught in the Middle of the U.S.-China Tech War
So far, policymakers have maintained strong ties with both nations. In 2021, they may face a point of no return.
How Did India Manage to Build an Advanced Fighter Jet Like the Tejas?
When it comes to sensitive industries like defense, democracy and the rule of law do matter.
America Needs a Supercharged Space Program
It could build entire industries, create new jobs, green the economy—and unite the country behind a common purpose.
Our Top Weekend Reads
Washington under siege, peace building lessons from Nigeria, and a potential crisis for China’s aviation industry.
Why Facebook Is Right to Pull the Plug on Australia
This isn’t about regulating Big Tech. It’s about fleecing foreigners for news that Australians no longer want to pay for.
Semiconductors and the U.S.-China Innovation Race
The lifeblood of high-tech industries, semiconductors are at the heart of intensifying U.S.-China strategic and economic competition. Escalating trade tensions between these two superpowers and a range of protective measures have had cascading impacts that are threatening global supply chains, firms’ competitiveness, and end-users’ access to these vital materials. FP Analytics' Special Report examines the interconnectivity and fragility of global supply chains and the central role of Taiwan in global tech competition.
China’s Potemkin Aviation Can’t Survive Without Washington’s Help
Biden has a hard choice to make regarding Trump’s limits on airliner tech.
Australia Is Ground Zero in the Global Battle Against Google
A proposed law would shake the global internet—and put the Biden team’s Silicon Valley friendships to the test.
Did Big Tech Save the World From an Even Bigger Economic Meltdown?
It helped, but the countries that fared best had other factors at play.
The Pandemic May Change Remittances—for the Better
Long denominated in cash, payments back to home countries are finally going digital.
Don’t Underestimate China’s Military-Civil Fusion Efforts
Beijing’s vision is clear, even if its implementation isn’t complete.
Our Top Weekend Reads
British Muslims seek legal protections, Biden unveils his climate agenda, and why Saudi Arabia is getting away with murder.
Sex Criminals Use Bitcoin. So Do the Police.
Cryptocurrencies offer vast potential for catching sexual predators—but it remains mostly untapped.