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Wed, Jul 29, 2020

What World Post COVID-19?: A Conversation with Dr. Joe Mascaro

Dr. Joe Mascaro, director of education and research at Planet, discusses the effects of the pandemic on the environment, and its implications for energy transitions and earth sciences research.

Blog Post by Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative

Climate Change & Climate Action Coronavirus

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Busch in The Hill: The US has more to gain from WTO reform than just punishing China

Marc Busch writes that while China’s trade practices are relevant to the discussion on WTO reform, the current narrative mistakenly singles out China and limits the prospects for deep reform.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

China Economy & Business

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Is the United States already losing the military tech race to China?

On June 30, Forward Defense hosted a panel of distinguished speakers to discuss the opportunities for, and challenges of, integrating autonomous technologies into the US military to better prepare it for great-power competition.

Event Recap by Andrew Farnsworth

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Sun, Jul 26, 2020

App stores in focus

App stores and hubs are a popular target for software supply chain attacks on large numbers of users, exploiting trust in proprietary app ecosystems and the security of storefronts like Play Store and App Store.

Feature by Trey Herr, June Lee, Will Loomis, and Stewart Scott

Cybersecurity Technology & Innovation

Sun, Jul 26, 2020

Deep impact: States and software supply chain attacks

States have used software supply chain attacks to great effect. Hijacked updates have routinely delivered the most crippling state-backed attacks, thanks in part to a continued failure to secure the code-signing process.

Feature by Trey Herr, June Lee, Will Loomis, and Stewart Scott

China Cybersecurity

Thu, Jul 23, 2020

What World Post COVID-19?: A Conversation with Mr. Greg Lindsay

Greg Lindsay, director of applied research at NewCities, outlines the implications of the pandemic for the future of cities and shares suggestions for how communities could emerge from this crisis stronger than before.

Blog Post by Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative

Civil Society Climate Change & Climate Action

Thu, Jul 23, 2020

The future of global supply chains post COVID-19

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is reverberating throughout economies across the globe. As states begin to recover, a key question for the post-pandemic order is to what extent existing high-tech supply chains will be reshuffled or uprooted, particularly amid intensifying strategic competition between the United States and China.

Blog Post by Asia Security Initiative and Global Business and Economics Program

China Economy & Business

Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Binnendijk and Koster in Defense News: NATO needs a new core task

Hans Binnendijk and Ambassador Timo S. Koster write that NATO should adopt “conserve stability” as a fourth core task with a global focus.

In the News by Hans Binnendijk, Timo S. Koster

Americas China

Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Busch in The Hill: US trade policy milks America’s dairy farmers

Marc Busch writes that for Congress to get US dairy products the same tariff treatment in Japan as those from other markets that it wants, the only solution is for the US to match the free trade deals other countries have built.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Americas Economy & Business

Mon, Jul 20, 2020

What World Post COVID-19?: A Conversation with Dr. Kim Roberts

Dr. Kim Roberts, security studies expert, discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed thinking around national security and the US role in the world, and outlines the uncertainties ahead.

Blog Post by Anca Agachi, Peter Engelke, Kim Roberts

China Coronavirus