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Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Tech Revolt: Why Are Silicon Valley Employees Fighting Government Contracts?

We live in an increasingly technological world—Fitbits monitor our health, Alexa organizes our homes, and social media guide our social lives. Global efforts to develop and implement artificial intelligence (AI) are escalating into what some call an arms race, and cybersecurity is becoming a central security concern as hacking of governments and tech companies occurs […]

FutureSource by Giulia Neaher

Mon, Jun 25, 2018

The United States and China: The Current Global Innovation Landscape

The Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, in partnership with Qualcomm, embarked on a global tour of technology hubsto determine which ones are at the cutting edges of tech-based innovation—and which are at risk of falling behind. Our researchers visited nearly a dozen countries and spoke with almost two hundred experts. Below is a look at how […]

FutureSource by Samuel Klein

Tue, May 1, 2018

Borders vs. Barriers: Navigating Uncertainty in the US Business Environment

For the first time since the global financial crisis, every major economy in the world is projected to grow, and President Trump says the US is “open for business.” As of early 2018, business leaders have been generally buoyant. The Global CFO Survey conducted for this report found CFOs to be optimistic about the economic […]

FutureSource by Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative

Fri, Dec 1, 2017

The Battle for Tech Regulation Has Begun

Three grueling hearings in two days on Capitol Hill seem to indicate that years of government officials giving the tech giants of Silicon Valley—most notably Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon—a relatively loose regulatory rein are now over. Members of Congress of both parties were quick to condemn Facebook, Twitter, and Google for their failure to […]

FutureSource by Cameron Douglas

Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Why Blockchain Could Build a Steel Curtain Against Public Corruption

Global corruption is a dangerous mega-trend that refuses to be ignored. Blockchain, the rapidly-evolving technology that has already transformed the financial world, has numerous applications when it comes to fighting government corruption. FutureSource has previously examined how corruption has become a threat to international security. It is now taking a closer look at how blockchain […]

FutureSource by Brent M. Eastwood

Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Keeping a Global Competitive Advantage with STEM Education

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workers play an integral role in maintaining or advancing a nation’s economic and societal competitiveness. A recent report of the eight most valuable startup companies in the US further emphasizes the impact of STEM disciplines in the creation of new industries and domains. The success of a majority of […]

FutureSource by Conrad Tucker

Angela Merkel

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

The Fourth-Term Challenge

The German electorate has dealt Angela Merkel a wake-up call. Her new term will define her legacy.

FutureSource by Tyson Barker

Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Tech Giants’ Role in Countering Violent Extremism

The single biggest shortcoming of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs is a lack of ability to measure their effectiveness. For this reason, there is much controversy around the concept of CVE and those who practice it, making it difficult for the government to justify funding certain programs themselves. In the past year, based on a […]

FutureSource by Tyler Cote

TEPHCON Levels

Mon, Aug 14, 2017

Using Machine-Learning to Improve Policymaking

The Atlantic Council’s Science and Policy Fellow presented early-stage research on how machine-learning techniques can help decision makers better understand the public’s perception of new technologies, with significant implications for future policymaking. Dr. Conrad Tucker, an associate professor of computer science and engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, and a science and policy fellow in […]

FutureSource by Samuel Klein

Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Gene-Editing in China: Beneficial Science or Emerging Military Threat?

A gene-editing technology that has already shown tremendous medical breakthroughs has some wondering if cancer and HIV can be defeated by genetic engineering. But despite the optimistic headlines, the technique known as CRISPR is also becoming an emerging international security threat. CRISPR could someday enable U.S. adversaries to genetically-engineer bioweapons or even create “super soldiers” […]

FutureSource by Brent M. Eastwood