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February 14, 2024

Assessing India’s Readiness to Assume a Greater Role in Global Semiconductor Value Chains

India has the potential to play a much more significant role in global semiconductor value chains, provided the government upholds its investment policies, maintains a conducive regulatory and business environment, and avoids measures that create unpredictability.

January 18, 2024

A Moment of Decision: Wide-ranging Implications of Korea's Proposed Platform Competition Promotion Act

With the Platform Competition Promotion Act, Korea should ensure its continuous development as an innovation leader by rejecting the EU model and instead following the light-touch path of the United States, as Robert Atkinson writes for The Korea Times.

January 18, 2024

Comments to Australia’s Competition Review Taskforce Regarding Merger Reform

As the global calls for antitrust reform continue to multiply, a sober look at the United States’ experience calls for a healthy skepticism in response to the hysteria in some corners about a systemic failure of merger enforcement.

September 8, 2023

How the United States and CPTPP Countries Can Stop Vietnam’s Slide Toward China-Like Digital Protection and Authoritarianism

Together, the United States and its like-minded partners in the CPTPP can work together to push Vietnam to remove restrictive and repressive digital policies. But if they fail to act, the challenge of building an open, rules-based, and rights-respecting digital economy will only get harder.

September 3, 2023

Is Korea Serious About Fighting Climate Change?

When it comes to the most important step Korea can take to address global climate change―boosting clean energy R&D―Korea, like most developed nations, is lagging.

July 31, 2023

Time for Korea-US Cooperation to Limit China’s Advanced Tech Gains

Even if Korea implements additional advanced technology policies, it will be increasingly difficult for Korean firms in advanced industries, like electronics, semiconductors, machinery, and autos, to compete against Chinese firms that are backed to the hilt by the Chinese government, writes Rob Atkinson in The Korea Times.

June 22, 2023

Why KFTC Should Put Hold on Proposed Online Platform Act

Rather than blindly copying Europe in efforts to over-regulate its tech economy, Korea and KFTC should take a deep breath and put their digital regulatory efforts away, or at least on hold until we can all learn the results of Europe's regulatory experiment with the DMA.

June 22, 2023

India Semiconductor Readiness Assessment Report: Initial Findings

While India brings significant strengths to the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem, it can become a strong global player by further addressing investment barriers such as the business environment, customs and tariffs, taxation, and infrastructure.

May 21, 2023

Korea Needs to Slow Down Regulation, Speed Up Support for AI

For some bizarre reason, countries are competing not to be the best in AI, but to be the best―or worst, depending on how you view it―in AI regulation.

May 11, 2023

The Implications of Japan’s New Economic Security Law

Watch the expert panel for the discussion on Japan’s efforts and the implications for U.S. policy.

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