Lagging in the global technological race and caught between a U.S.-China rivalry, the European Union has been working to develop its own capacities in a number of key emerging technologies such as cybersecurity, AI, quantum computing, and, not least of all, 5G. This next-generation wireless standard will be one of the pillars of the future digital economy, but it faces fraught geopolitical challenges that deserve a broadly coordinated policy.
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September 10, 2020
September 8, 2020
Despite the fact the WTO has consistently ruled against Europe’s launch aid practices, the European Union has continued to use the practice on subsequent generations of aircraft.
September 3, 2020
Amazon’s FAA approval for Prime Air delivery drones is a promising step toward the next big innovation in package delivery and a major step forward for e-commerce.
September 2, 2020
As schools embark on a year of virtual or hybrid learning, hackers are seeking to exploit weaknesses in systems largely unprepared to fend off attacks. States must take the lead by updating technology and training users.
August 31, 2020
In early August, Secretary Pompeo announced the administration was establishing a significantly expanded “Clean Network” program that would include five new priorities. While some of these new priorities are legitimate—such as data privacy and security—others model the type of protectionist policies that the United States has traditionally opposed.
August 31, 2020
Fact of the Week: Only About 4 Percent of U.S. GRE Takers Exceed the Average Quantitative Reasoning Score Earned by Examinees in China
Chinese students averaged 164.7, a score surpassed by only about 4 percent of U.S. test-takers.
August 28, 2020
Uber and Lyft had suggested they would be forced to shut down their activities in California, leaving many workers with less work and consumers with fewer options. But the outcome of the case remains uncertain, and while a referendum this fall could eventually repeal the law, their business model remains under attack.
August 25, 2020
The scholarly evidence finds that public R&D “crowds in” private R&D—with increases in public R&D on average leading to greater, not less, business R&D.
August 24, 2020
Fact of the Week: Firms With In-House Software Development Are Twice as Likely to Innovate as Firms That Conduct No Software Development
Analysis of a survey of Swedish firms found that 65 percent of firms that conduct in-house software development had recently introduced a new product or service, compared to 46 percent for firms that contract out software development and 32 percent for firms that do no software development.
August 20, 2020
What happened? How did America go from the world’s leader to not even an also-ran in the span of just two decades? Equally troubling, why did no one sound the alarm bell when there was still time for action?