As the world becomes increasingly digital, both the greatest opportunities and the biggest threats emanate from the digital and technological space.
U.S. Cyber Command has been elevated to a full unified combatant command, putting CYBERCOM on an even playing field with the rest of the Defense Department’s combatant commands.
Lots of cross-trends are buffeting the global scene at the moment: populism, nationalism, anti-globalization. But beneath these issues are other longer term shifts: in technology, demographics, and economy inequality. Moisés Naím spoke to Tom Carver about these global challenges and why Trump ultimately makes him feel optimistic about America. (Runtime - 28:04)
Other countries are competitive when it comes to artificial intelligence and robotics, and much of the skill and technology is available in the private sector - not controlled by governments.
Much has been written about how artificial intelligence will revolutionize wars. What will it do to international organizations that manage them?
Blockchain’s implications for energy are potentially far-reaching when it comes to security and efficiency. Given the scale of opportunities—and unintended consequences—presented by blockchain, this technology deserves more discussion in the public sphere.
When designing innovating solutions for policymaking, privacy is a critical and legally unavoidable layer. This can influence both technical and governance features.
Identifying the legal norms that apply in cyberspace remains highly challenging.
Recognition of the right to privacy opens up a whole new world of legal possibilities, whether they be judicial directives to the state to enforce citizen privacy against technology giants, or even direct challenges against privacy policies of such companies.
Greater transparency is needed to assess and govern the array of new engineering tools under development to alter the global climate system.