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Tue, Jan 12, 2021

Cooperation in a bipolar world

Taking into account China’s growing influence around the world, discussions often alluded to an uncomfortable truth: In order to avoid catastrophe, even rivals must cooperate, which is why participants, particularly at roundtables in Europe, were keen to identify a number of areas that could lower the tensions and help build trust among antagonistic stakeholders.

GeoTech Cues by Mathew Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler

Africa China

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

An unequal world

An unequal world is probably the base case, exacerbated by the social and economic effects of the ongoing pandemic. In this future, emerging technologies have deepened divisions and inequalities instead of leveling the playing field domestically and internationally.

GeoTech Cues by Mathew Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler

Africa China

Tue, Jan 12, 2021

India’s quest for digital sovereignty

Similar to Europe’s “Third Way Approach,” and in order to navigate between the US and the Chinese models, India is also trying to develop a concept of digital sovereignty, all the while mitigating negative externalities of great power competition.

GeoTech Cues by Mathew Burrows, Julian Mueller-Kaler

Africa China

Julian Mueller-Kaler is a resident fellow at the GeoTech Center and a senior fellow in the Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative, which provides actionable foresight, global risk analysis, and innovative strategies to a community of policymakers, business leaders, and citizens. At the Council, he works for Dr. Mathew Burrows, studies the implications of emerging technologies on society and politics, researches the future of the liberal international order, and leads the GeoTech Center’s efforts to evaluate China’s role as a global citizen.

Before that, Mueller-Kaler worked as a consultant in the office of the German Executive Director at the World Bank Group, graduated as a Fulbright-Schuman scholar from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and acted as co-chair of the Transatlantic Policy Symposium 2019 in Washington, D.C. He also serves as a nonresident fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS), is affiliated with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin, and holds a BA in International Relations from Zeppelin University, a small liberal arts college on the shores of Lake Constance, Germany.