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David Wang, executive director of Huawei's board, at the Huawei Beijing Executive Briefing Centre in Beijing on May 15, 2019. (

Huawei Ban Means the End of Global Tech

As the United States and China square off, firms will be forced to decouple.

People check their mobile phones next to Huawei advertising in Shanghai, China, on May 10.

Huawei Ban Takes Effect

The U.S. ban of Huawei escalates the trade war with China, government and opposition representatives for Venezuela return to the negotiating table, and U.S. lawmakers fear skewed intelligence on Iran.

Sudanese protesters wave flags during a sit-in outside military headquarters in Khartoum on May 15.

Sudan’s Transition Talks Suspended

The transition in Sudan is put on hold amid violence, Europe balks at the U.S. military response to Iran, and the United States hits Chinese firm Huawei with sanctions.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to the media on April 24 in Auckland.

A Global Call to End Online Extremism

Government leaders and tech companies convene to combat violent extremism online, an ongoing curfew amid violence in Sri Lanka, and the crackdown on Venezuela’s opposition continues.

Former CEO Ryan Graves rings a ceremonial bell signifying the first trade as the ride-hailing company Uber makes its highly anticipated initial public offering in New York City on May 10.

FP’s Guide to the Uber IPO

Six things to read as the company goes public.

This picture taken on October 23, 2012 shows an ethnic Hmong hill tribe girl talking on a cell phone  in the mountainous district of Mu Cang Chai, in northwestern Vietnam.

Vietnam Doesn’t Trust Huawei An Inch

China's closest ideological neighbor wants its own 5G network.

A woman points to a screen with menu items in Corsican on a Facebook page on October 1, 2016.

Big Tech Is as Monolingual as Americans

The biggest barrier to policing social media is language.

An AI cancer detection microscope by Google is seen during the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018 in Shanghai on September 18, 2018.

U.S. Tech Needs Hard Lines on China

Researchers must stay aware of how easily AI work can be turned to repressive ends.

A journalist takes pictures of a projection screen prior to the start of Germany's auction for the construction of an ultra-fast 5G mobile network in Mainz on March 19.

The 5G Future Is Not Just About Huawei

It is time for the United States to start thinking about systemic risk in its next-generation networks.

Illustration by Delcan & Company for Foreign Policy

The Spycraft Revolution

Changes in technology, politics, and business are all transforming espionage. Intelligence agencies must adapt—or risk irrelevance.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives to testify before a joint hearing of the US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and Senate Judiciary Committee on April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Disinformation Is Drowning Democracy

In the new age of lies, law, not tech, is the answer.

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) speaks  as Foxconn CEO Terry Gou (C) and U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) watch at the groundbreaking for a Foxconn plant on June 28, 2018 in Mt Pleasant, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)

The Billionaire and the Mayor Disrupting Taiwan’s Elections

Star politician Han Kuo-yu or Foxconn leader Terry Gou could lead the country — if they can convince people they don't work for China.

A visitor walks past the logo of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei at the Hannover Messe technology fair in Hanover, Germany, on April 1. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington Tries a Softer Approach in Anti-Huawei Campaign

The Trump administration claims progress in signing up European allies in the fight against Beijing.

(Illustration by Shaivalini Kumar and Meroo Seth for Foreign Policy)

India Has a Mindset Problem

Jugaad once symbolized immense potential, but the endless shortcuts are now holding the country back.

Russian President Vladimir Putin sunbathes during his vacation in the remote Tuva region in southern Siberia. The picture was taken between Aug. 1 and 3, 2017. (Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia Is Tricking GPS to Protect Putin

The Kremlin’s manipulation of global navigation systems is more extensive than previously understood.

Foreign Policy illustration

The Improbable Rise of Huawei

How did a private Chinese firm come to dominate the world’s most important emerging technology?

A power cable is seen plugged into a Tesla Roadster after a news conference with California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger June 30, 2008 at Tesla Motors in San Carlos, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

China Is Building the Batteries of the Future

Tesla is the United States' only shot at critical new technology.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2nd R) and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe (R) shake hands in front of a shinkansen train during their inspection at a bullet train manufacturing plant in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture on November 12, 2016.(JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Modi’s Bullet Train Dreams Are Hitting Rural Roadblocks

With elections coming soon, land rights are getting in the way of an easy political win.

The Chinese Communist Party app. (Foreign Policy illustration)

How to Cheat at Xi Jinping Thought

A newly mandatory app is eating up Chinese workers’ time—so they’re finding ways around it.

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