Technology, Economics, And Governance News Roundup | July 22 – 29
Mon, 08/01/2022 – 07:00
A weekly digest of the latest news and research related to the work of the Technology, Economics, and Governance Working Group. Topics covered in the digest include cybersecurity, domestic regulation, innovation, international competition, social media disinformation, and the California exodus.
This week’s edition features diplomatic competition between the West and Russia in Africa, Saudi Arabia’s capacity to increase global oil supplies, the passage of the Chips and Science Act, and a new FTC filing against Meta. Additionally, startups warm to military contracts, robots harvest CA strawberries, the US bolsters cyber partnerships in the Middle East, and DHS reviews the failed rollout of its disinformation governance board.
Industrial Policy & International Security
‘New Cold War’: Russia and West vie for influence in Africa | AP News
Political leaders from Russia, France and the United States are traveling across Africa to compete for alignment on Ukraine and political influence. While Russia has sought to portray the West as the culprit for rising food prices, Western officials are accusing Russia of imperialism. However, Russia’s influence in Africa is visible: twenty-five countries from the continent voted to abstain or did …read more
Source:: Hoover Institution