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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The True Story of the Genetically Modified Superfood That Almost Saved Millions
The imperiled birth—and slow decline—of Golden Rice.
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.
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.
The Great Anti-China Tech Alliance
The United States and Europe will regret letting Beijing win the race to govern digital technology.
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.
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?
Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks anticipated robots and artificial intelligence—and they didn’t trust them.
China’s Overrated Technocrats
Beijing is famous for putting engineers and scientists in charge. But that doesn’t make for better leaders.
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’s New Currency Has Big Claims and Bad Ideas
Libra is an ideological project, not a practical one.
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.
China’s Communist Party Is Making Its Own (Virtual) Reality
Propaganda is getting an upgrade with technological tricks.
Big Brother Comes to Belgrade
Chinese facial recognition software has arrived in Serbia. It confirms the West’s worst fears about Huawei.