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June 14, 2022

Korea’s Advanced Industry Success Story

Over the last quarter-century, Korea's advanced-industry performance has been superlative and lags only behind Taiwan.

March 21, 2022

Comments to the U.S. Commerce Department on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

Responding to a Commerce Department inquiry into the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), ITIF provided recommendations on global data flows, privacy, and governance; innovation and advanced manufacturing; standards-setting for data, cybersecurity, AI, cloud services, and other new and emerging technologies; the potential for an IPEF climate-change agenda; and using IPEF to launch a joint commercial intelligence forum.

February 8, 2022

U.S. Options to Engage on Digital Trade and Economic Issues in the Asia-Pacific

There are many ways the United States can rejoin trading partners in shaping digital trade in the Asia-Pacific. But in choosing its path, the administration should not allow misguided opposition deter it from insisting on binding rules for data flows and other key digital economy issues.

January 6, 2022

Calm Down: AI Isn’t Magic, Just Software

Stop listening to the hype, either the techno-utopian hype that says the “AI revolution” will be greater than the First Industrial Revolution or the techno-dystopians who say all is lost. The reality is that AI is just computer code.

November 4, 2021

On Clean Energy Innovation, Nothing to Cheer About

Rob Atkinson writes in The Korea Times that as the world's attention focuses on Glasgow, it needs to hear more than fine aspirations. Detailed actions backed with real resources that yield game-changing climate innovations are what we will be looking for.

October 25, 2021

The Evolution of Taiwan’s Trade Linkages With the U.S. and Global Economies

Economic, trade, innovation, and global value chain (GVC) linkages between the United States and Taiwan are vitally important to both nations’ advanced technology industries and broader economies. Policymakers should work to deepen them.

October 1, 2021

Understanding America’s Retreat From Globalization

If the globalists want Americans to trust them again, they would be better off stopping the insults and fixing the very real trade and globalization problems facing America today.

September 23, 2021

How Sri Lanka’s Organic Decree Created Trouble in Paradise

Regardless of President Rajapaksa’s motives, the logic of his decree banning imports of fertilizers and pesticides is flawed, and if not reversed will only deepen the misery of a population served by a battered economy and plagued by decades of bloody political unrest.

September 8, 2021

Santa Claus Is Now the Patron Saint of American Politics

The excitement of Christmas and the presents that Santa Claus would bring best describes today's American politics. Each party is competing to win votes by providing the presents. The more the better.

August 11, 2021

Growth Through Innovation Will Help Fight Climate Change

Advocating no growth or degrowth is not only too simplistic, doing so presents dangerous illusions that divert attention from real, more nuanced solutions to global warming.

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