Report Nov 12, 2021
The new airminded: Civil aviation’s post-pandemic transformation
By Paul Saffo
To no one’s surprise, air travel is undergoing a stuttering rebound unfolding in concert with the COVID-19 pandemic’s ebbs and flows. However, this rebound conceals deeper transformations poised to utterly change the air travel ecosystem.
Issue Brief Oct 15, 2021
Designing decentralized finance for financial inclusion
By Nikhil Raghuveera
The next iteration of DeFi must be developed toward an intentional vision for financial inclusion. Financial inclusion means that everyone has the tools to not only meet their daily needs, but to also build wealth for themselves, their families, and their communities. And in turn, greater financial inclusion supports more resilient and robust economies.
Report Oct 14, 2021
Standardizing the future: How can the United States navigate the geopolitics of international technology standards?
By Giulia Neaher, David Bray, Julian Mueller-Kaler, and Benjamin Schatz
Standards for data and technology represent a key part of the world’s digital ecosystem, and as such, they can have significant implications for geopolitics. This report, published in partnership with the American Edge Project, endeavors to study the geopolitical dynamics surrounding technology standards setting to better inform related US policy.
The DFRLab’s Democracy & Tech Initiative creates policy practices that align global stakeholders toward tech and governance that reinforces, rather than undermines, open societies. This initiative builds on the DFRLab’s leadership in the OSINT field, empowering global communities to promote transparency and accountability.