Comment: The US cannot retreat into isolationism

America’s openness helped build alliances in the past, it must not abandon this policy in an era of connectedness

6th August, 2020
Comment: The US cannot retreat into isolationism
America’s electrical grids, air traffic control systems and banks are vulnerable to electrons that can originate anywhere within or outside US borders

America’s National Security Strategy has focused on great power competition since 2017, and today much of Washington is busy portraying its relationship with China as a new cold war. Obviously, great power competition remains a crucial aspect of US foreign policy, but this must not obscure the growing transnational security threats that technology is putting on the agenda.

Power transitions among states are familiar in world politics, but the technology-driven shift of power away...

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