Innovation is the source of economic prosperity and global progress, simplifying routines and enriching quality of life. The internet has fundamentally altered how the world works, communicates and thinks. The global information revolution has ushered in a new era of global conversations, cooperation and crowd-sourcing among researchers, speeding the spread of new ideas and technologies in every discipline. Researchers race to develop energy alternatives, synthetic biology, transportation improvements, environmental protections or cures for disease. Governments must keep up pace with funding of education and infrastructure as well as regulations on patents, immigration, intellectual property protections and more.

Online Technology Challenges Censors – Part II

Popular Kindle and other ebook readers can store forbidden books and foil censors
Bruce Judson
October 25, 2010

Online Technology Challenges Censors – Part I

China risks destabilization and its reputation by censoring growing ranks of internet users
Johan Lagerkvist
October 22, 2010

China’s Chokehold On Rare-Earth Minerals Raises Concerns

Unmindful US allows its dominance to slip in rare earths, required by high technology
Michael Richardson
October 8, 2010

Germany Leads With Its Goal of 100 Percent Renewable Energy

But nuclear energy producers exert political pressure, refusing to let go of profits
Daniel Boese
September 7, 2010

Silicon Valley Expats Spur Innovation in India

A new diaspora of tech workers takes off in search of opportunity
Sean Randolph
September 2, 2010

Diplomatic Pressure Narrows Iran’s Nuclear Options

More nations are wary about adding to nuclear weapons in the Middle East
Leonard S. Spector
May 25, 2010

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Internet or Splinternet?

Global cooperation around some basic internet rules could improve connections and innovation
Joseph S. Nye
August 11, 2016

The End of Globalization? International Security Implications

Technology is reducing jobs and need for long supply chains – national security policies must adjust
T.X. Hammes
August 5, 2016

How Climate Disasters Can Drive Violent Conflict Around the World

Study suggests climate change and resource shortages may exacerbate ethnic troubles
Chelsea Harvey
August 3, 2016

Texas Shale Oil Has Fought Saudi Arabia to a Standstill

Technology has disrupted traditional oil powers
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
August 1, 2016

Smartphone Addiction: The Slot Machine in Your Pocket

Smart phones are big time-wasters
Tristan Harris
July 27, 2016

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