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Opinion Pieces

Articles On: Covid-19, Tech Companies, and WHO

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, March 29, 2020

This section collects opinion pieces from across the world commenting on the harms caused by the activities of the Chinese Communist Party and provides insight into the various solutions that experts and leaders suggest we pursue to protect our interests.

Cyber and Information Technology

Articles On: Huawei and the Internet

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, March 29, 2020

The Chinese Communist Party seeks to control information technology as a means to shape and censor the communications and opinions of its own people, as well as the communications of individuals beyond China's borders.

EnvironmentFeatured

Dirty Initiatives And California’s Clean-Air Problem

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Three things I hate getting in the mail: reminders that I’m overdue to see the dentist, my accountant’s annual January missive gently chastising me to get my pay stubs and receipts in order, and California’s Official Voter Information Guide.

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The Rise Of Digital Authoritarianism: China, AI, & Human Rights | Day 3

via Hoover Daily Report
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The 3rd day of  The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism: China, AI, & Human Rights Conference featured a keynote address by Mike Brown, Director, Defense Innovation Unit, and a panel discussion on "China as an Emerging Global AI Superpower." 

Cyber and Information Technology

Articles On: Red Dragon, International Telecommunications, Hijacking Internet Traffic, and Tencent

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, April 12, 2020

The Chinese Communist Party seeks to control information technology as a means to shape and censor the communications and opinions of its own people, as well as the communications of individuals beyond China's borders.

Foreign Interference and Coercion

Articles On: Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Coronavirus, and Twitter

via China Global Sharp Power Weekly Alert
Sunday, April 12, 2020

The Chinese Communist Party wages a series of foreign interference and coercion campaigns and this section provides articles and reports explaining those actions, as well as the damage they do abroad.

In the News

Commentary: How The US Could Lead A Global Climate Compact

cited George P. Shultzvia Chicago Tribune
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and recent climate disasters have hammered home the reality that nations are powerless to confront today’s global challenges alone. These crises require unifying national leadership and global collaboration rooted in a recognition of the science.

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Condoleezza Rice Opens Hoover Virtual Conference On The Rise Of Digital Authoritarianism

Monday, October 5, 2020
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The Hoover Institution’s new director, Condoleezza Rice, provided opening remarks on Tuesday, September 29, to a Hoover-partnered virtual conference about the Chinese government’s application of artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies, arguing that they pose a unique and far greater challenge than Soviet military ambitions during the Cold War.

News

COVID-19 and Future Pandemics

by Milana Boukhman Trounce, George P. Shultzvia Governance In An Emerging New World
Thursday, July 30, 2020

On April 8, 2019, we gathered around the circular table in the Annenberg Conference Room at the Hoover Institution for another discussion from our research project on Governance in an Emerging New World. This session was led by Dr. Lucy Shapiro, a professor of biology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Observations From The Roundtable

Observations from the Roundtable: Emerging Technology And America’s National Security

by Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., George P. Shultzvia Governance In An Emerging New World
Monday, February 25, 2019

When looking at the security environment, we are reminded of President Reagan’s approach to dealing with a complex and dangerous world. The first order of business was to be realistic about the world around you. Then you had to be strong in all senses of the term—military, economically, politically, and in national spirit. Finally, as you went out into the world, you had to set your objectives—know what you want—and focus on that agenda. It was a wise, and ultimately successful approach.

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The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.