Technology, Economics, And Governance News Roundup | December 9-16
Wed, 12/21/2022 – 06:38
This week’s edition features a ninth EU sanctions package against Russia, increasing defense collaboration between Russia and Iran, Japan’s new national security strategy, and new Congressional reporting requirements on the relationship between the NSA and Cyber Command. Additionally, the Senate votes to ban TikTok on government devices, California scientists achieve a new milestone in nuclear fusion research, 500 million WhatsApp user records are for sale online, tech hubs bolstered local economies during the pandemic, and a new Pew Research Center analyzes international opinions about social media’s impact on democracy.
Industrial Policy & International Security
EU leaders agree more Russia sanctions, funds for Ukraine | Reuters
In the last summit of 2022, European Union leaders agreed to deliver 18 billion euros in financing to Ukraine in 2023, to implement a global minimum corporate tax, and to enforce a ninth package of sanctions against Russia. The decisions achieved the required unanimous support after objections to the global minimum corporate tax and proposed exceptions to sanctions that could inadvertently benefit Russian oligarchs were resolved. The sanctions package includes new restrictions on investments in Russian mining and …read more
Source:: Hoover Institution