Look Toward Norms, Not Treaties, to Regulate Digital Weapons

Traditional Arms Control Will Not Work There is a temptation to limit the spread of digital weapons through arms control agreements akin to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks and Strategic Arms Reduction Treaties that slowed nuclear proliferation.... more

Building a North American Technology Trust

In a process rife with uncertainty and at times high with tension, the United States, Canada, and Mexico managed to reach terms for a broad new trade arrangement to replace NAFTA. 1 There are inherent difficulties in reaching a free trade agreement... more
GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a rally in Newtown, Bucks County, PA, Friday, October 21, 2016.

Trade War for Who?

Since 2016, we’ve seen a wave of populist declarations of dissatisfaction with the global trading system. Britons chose to exit from the EU in June of 2016. A few months later, Americans elected President Trump in the hopes that his expertise in... more

“Perfection Has No Future Tense:” Putin’s Legacy

It is a Russian paradox that, while the results of elections since 2000 have been known in advance, the year before the election is a time of tension and uncertainty. Elections, even rigged elections, act as a focal point for grievances. This year... more

When Robots Go To War: The Future of Unmanned Conflict

That landscape of war and how it is conducted is changing exponentially. For the first time in history, humankind is confronted with the prospect that autonomous robots may join the battlefield. They will come in all shapes and sizes. Some of these... more

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