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Five cloned macaques at a Chinese research institution

China’s Biotech Boom Could Transform Lives—or Destroy Them

Washington and Beijing have a shared interest in making sure new technology stays within limits.

A man dressed as "Fake News Media" participates in the annual Village Halloween parade on Sixth Avenue in New York on Oct. 31.

To Stop Fake News, Online Journalism Needs a Global Watchdog 

Without regulations that push search engines and social media companies to prioritize reliable and truthful sources of information, propaganda and censored content will dominate digital platforms.

Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Iran's information and communications technology (ICT) minister, is interviewed in his office in Tehran on July 7.

Is Iran’s Information Minister the Islamic Republic’s Emmanuel Macron?

The youngest minister in Hassan Rouhani’s government is distancing himself from both conservatives and reformists—and it might be the recipe for political success in 2021.

A Huawei Lego model on display at the 10th Global Mobile Broadband Forum in Zurich on Oct. 15.

Germany Chooses China Over the West

Berlin’s refusal to shut Huawei out of its 5G networks weakens Europe’s prospects of standing up to Beijing.

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The Internet Broke the News Industry—and Can Fix It, Too

The only way to save journalism is to make readers direct participants in making, and paying for, the media.

Joan Wong illustration for Foreign Policy

Why Huawei Isn’t So Scary

The Chinese company’s lead in the 5G race isn’t insurmountable, and other firms and countries shouldn’t rush into the fray.

Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend the Israeli Innovation Summit in Jerusalem on Oct. 24, 2018.

Israel Shouldn’t Worry About Ilhan Omar. It Should Worry About Xi Jinping.

China risks becoming a point of chronic contention between the United States and Israel.

This illustration picture taken on April 20, 2018 in Paris shows apps for Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple (GAFA) and the reflexion of a binary code displayed on a tablet screen.

The Great Anti-China Tech Alliance

The United States and Europe will regret letting Beijing win the race to govern digital technology.

Thousands of demonstrators in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba protest against rising housing prices and social inequality on Aug. 13, 2011.

Israeli Voters Don’t Care About the Economy. They Should.

Despite high inequality, lagging productivity, and serious long-term challenges, the current election campaign has barely mentioned economic policy.

An educator introduces a Keeko robot to children at the Yiswind Institute of Multicultural Education in Beijing on July 30, 2018.

China’s AI Dreams Aren’t for Everyone

The Chinese government has big plans for artificial intelligence. Can it make them a reality in its education system?

A wine vessel attributed to the Niobid Painter of Athens.

Pandora’s Vox

Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks anticipated robots and artificial intelligence—and they didn’t trust them.

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China’s Overrated Technocrats

Beijing is famous for putting engineers and scientists in charge. But that doesn’t make for better leaders.

The logo of Huawei is seen next to a Chinese flag in Shanghai on Oct. 1, 2014.

A Semiconducted Trade War

Reagan waged his own trade war against an Asian tech competitor. Here’s how it went—and what that means for Trump’s battle against Huawei.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.

Facebook’s New Currency Has Big Claims and Bad Ideas

Libra is an ideological project, not a practical one.

A man uses Facebook on a mobile phone in Yangon on June 7, 2018.

Facebook Keeps Failing in Myanmar

The Arakan Army’s online propaganda campaign shows the tech company hasn’t yet figured out how to tackle hate speech on its platform.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of People in Beijing on April 25.

Big Brother Comes to Belgrade

Chinese facial recognition software has arrived in Serbia. It confirms the West’s worst fears about Huawei.

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