Technology, Economics, And Governance News Roundup | January 27 – February 3
Mon, 02/06/2023 – 15:00
In this week’s edition, General Minihan predicts war with China in a leaked memo, Iran responds to an Israeli drone attack, a district judge rules against the FTC in a case against Meta, and the Biden administration considers tighter export controls against Huawei. Additionally, researchers look to CRISPR to protect crops and the founders of Instagram launch a new Twitter competitor designed to limit misinformation.
Industrial Policy & International Security
US general’s ‘gut’ feeling of war with China sparks alarm over predictions | The Guardian
A leaked memo authored by General Mike Minihan, head of US Air Mobility Command, predicted that the US will be at war with China in 2025. Minihan cited rising tensions between US and China, escalatory behavior in the Taiwan Strait, and his gut as the reasons behind his prediction. The Pentagon has distanced itself from Minihan’s position and analysts have criticized the memo as an unevidenced ploy to boost military budgets. But Minihan is not alone. In 2021, then head of US Indo-Pacific Command Admiral Philip Davidson predicted that the Chinese threat to Taiwan would “manifest” by 2027. …read more
Source:: Hoover Institution