As emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, 5G networks and biotechnology reshape the global landscape, diplomatic efforts play a pivotal role in managing tensions, fostering collaboration and establishing norms. Diplomacy involves the art of negotiation, communication and cooperation between nations to address shared challenges and opportunities.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative serves as a prime example of its diplomatic strategy, forging economic ties and enhancing its geopolitical footprint. In contrast, the U.S. emphasizes diplomatic partnerships through mechanisms like the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) with Japan, India and Australia to bolster security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

As emerging technologies drive innovation and societal transformation, diplomatic engagements hold the key to fostering international cooperation, safeguarding human rights and addressing shared concerns.

Commissioner for Diplomacy

The Hon. Todd Chapman

Fmr U.S. Ambassador to Brazil and Ecuador

Commissioner for Diplomacy

I am honored to join the Global Tech Security Commission and contribute to the promotion of technology's role in advancing freedom and prosperity in the face of authoritarian challenges by untrustworthy actors. The Global Tech Security Commission is building the thought leadership and relationships necessary to bring together the best in technology with the best in governance to empower international governments and companies to resist totalitarian regimes.

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