TEG Working Group News Roundup April 14-21
Fri, 04/21/2023 – 15:16
In this edition, Russia bypasses sanctions to acquire crucial chips, China retaliates against tech controls, and Google’s CEO emphasizes the importance of safe AI deployment. Additionally, Apple launches a new savings account, Russian hackers threaten the UK’s infrastructure, Microsoft drops Twitter from its advertising platform, and a Stanford study shows misinformation education is effective.
Industrial Policy & International Security
Russia Is Importing Western Weapons Technology, Bypassing Sanctions | The New York Times
The United States and the European Union are struggling to prevent Russia from obtaining critical chips necessary for weapons systems, drones, and tanks. According to senior tax and trade officials, there has been a surge in the sale of chips and other electronic components to Russia through countries such as China, Armenia, and Kazakhstan. The US Bureau of Industry and Security reported that Armenia dramatically increased imported chips and processors from the US and the EU and subsequently exported 97 percent of those products to Russia. American and European officials have exchanged information about millions of dollars’ worth of banned technology that is slipping through their defenses to end up in Russian hands. Though Western sanctions have diminished …read more
Source:: Hoover Institution