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.

Dealing With Disasters in a Connected World

New IT tools instantly link rescuers, victims and fundraisers
S.L. Bachman
May 10, 2010

China: Defending its Core Interest in the World – Part II

China could use its tussle with Google to step up Internet reform
Guobin Yang
April 7, 2010

Google’s Lesson: Innovation Has to Be Accompanied by Reliability

Companies and governments will focus on safety first while adopting new products
Rob Knake and Adam Segal
February 22, 2010

China and Google: Searching for Trouble – Part II

Advantage China for now, but it can’t stop the march of globalization
Jeffrey Garten
January 21, 2010

Terrorism’s New Avatars – Part II

Al Qaeda recruits terrorists on-line, turning the democratic space on its head
Gabriel Weimann
January 12, 2010

Coping With Digital Revolution: China Offers Green Dam, Iran Faces Neda

Despite many counter-measures and filters, digital democracy continues to trouble authoritarian regimes
Guobin Yang
June 23, 2009


Pokémon Go: Overnight Sensation Was 20 Years in the Making

Relying on camera and GPS functions of mobile phones, game inserts monsters into real world
Alex Hern
July 25, 2016

Want Better Cities?

6,000 years of data could offer new insights and lessons for urban planners
Liz Stinson
July 8, 2016

Why Brexit Freaks Out So Many Scientists

Cross-border collaborations are essential for science
Michael Greshko
June 28, 2016

Google Working on “Common-Sense” AI Engine at New Zurich Base

Big data and artificial intelligence usher in a new era of computing
June 23, 2016

The Rise of Manufacturing Marks the Fall of Globalization

Robotics could usher in an era of efficient regionalization
Rebecca Keller
June 10, 2016