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The Huawei production campus in Dongguan, China, on April 25, 2019.

The Biden Administration Needs a Fresh Approach to Huawei and 5G

Rivalry with China is only one reason why U.S. policy on digital risks is falling short.

People pass a Huawei logo at a trade fair in Berlin

The Huawei Ban Could Crush U.S. Overseas Aid Efforts 

A new law meant to keep Chinese telecoms out of American networks threatens to make life impossible for diplomats, aid workers, and the military across much of Africa and Asia.

Boris Johnson, as mayor of London, meets tourists during an official visit to the Forbidden City in Beijing on Oct. 15, 2013.

Boris Johnson’s Remarkable U-Turn From Sinophile to China Hawk

Six months ago, Britain was the most China-friendly state in Western Europe. That’s ancient history now.

A demonstrator holds a placard reading 'Stop 5G', during a protest against the 5G (fifth generation) mobile communications network in Bern on May 10, 2019.

The Imagined Threats of 5G Conspiracy Theorists Are Causing Real-World Harm

Attacks on cell phone towers are merely the latest evidence that virtual disinformation is leading to actual violence.

Workers wait for customers inside of a Huawei shop in Beijing on April 1

Washington’s Anti-Huawei Tactics Need a Reboot In Europe

Efforts to convince allies of the Chinese threat in 5G have floundered.

A bidder wears a tie depicting a ringing mobile phone prior to the start of Germany’s auction for the construction of an ultra-fast 5G mobile network in Mainz on March 19, 2019.

China Isn’t the Only Problem With 5G

The network has plenty of other security weaknesses, including ones the United States doesn’t want to fix since they help its own surveillance efforts.

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.

"Han the Robot" waits on stage before a discussion about the future of humanity in a demonstration of artificial intelligence (AI) by Hanson Robotics at the RISE Technology Conference in Hong Kong on July 12, 2017.
Artificial intelligence is the dominant theme at this year's sprawling RISE tech conference at the city's harbourfront convention centre, but the live robot exchange took the AI debate to another level. / AFP PHOTO / ISAAC LAWRENCE        (Photo credit should read ISAAC LAWRENCE/AFP/Getty Images)

China Is Using America’s Own Plan to Dominate the Future of Artificial Intelligence

The Chinese are massively investing in AI research and tech, while the Trump administration is cutting federal programs wholesale.

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The Telenovela That Wasn’t

The firing of crusading Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui has become the latest cause for free press activists. But is her salacious story as straightforward as it seems?

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