Please join the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub and the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue for a special virtual public event announcing the creation of a new joint commission on Wednesday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. (ET).
This event will feature a fireside chat between US Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security Alan Estevez and former US Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Keith Krach. Under Secretaries Estevez and Krach will discuss the importance of US efforts to work with likeminded allies and partners to protect global tech security and democracy in the face of growing techno-authoritarianism.
Technology is the new frontier of international relations. The interaction is bi-directional: technology is defining diplomatic matters while diplomacy is also influencing the development and deployment of technology. Take semiconductors as an example. This is a technology that forms the foundation of digital economy, national security, and productivity in almost all industries. Global supply chain in the semiconductor industry is shaping U.S. foreign policy. Conversely, America’s diplomatic effort has been redefining the supply chain. Tech diplomacy is different from science diplomacy, which became a key pillar for the U.S. and other countries since World War II. Scientists participated in treaty negotiations, engaged in bilateral summits and served as attachés at embassies. Primary topics included nuclear proliferation, super-collider construction, human space exploration and environmental science.
By: Miles Yu
For over a century, tumultuous events thousands of miles away in Russia have impacted China profoundly. Mao Zedong (毛澤東) famously said that the cannon sound of the October Revolution brought Marxism-Leninism to China. Now Xi Jinping (習近平) fears that last month’s Wagner revolt may provide a model for the Chinese Communist Party’s undoing.