The EU can counter Chinese and Russian influence through a digital alliance with countries in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Governments across the world have powerful digital tools to control and repress their populations. The EU should treat this as an urgent security and political concern.
The digital space is a key battleground in today’s global power struggles. For the EU to become a global player in the geopolitics of technology, it needs an ambitious external digital strategy – one that allows it to secure its interests, values, and standing in a world of intensifying geo-technological competition.
Paradoxically, to fulfil many Europeans’ expectations, Berlin will need to revise the principles of Merkelism that created this trust
New technologies are a significant force shaping international relations. If the EU wants to be more than a mediator between the US and China, it will need to change its mindset.
To engage more confidently with a world that is changing, outward-looking Germans need to shape a progressive new national identity before it is defined by the forces of isolation and exclusion
The EU has the ambition and potential to become a sovereign digital power, but it lacks an all-encompassing strategy for the sector, in which individual governments are still the key players
The covid-19 pandemic has brought forward a new agenda for multilateralism, focused on areas including global health, economic recovery, climate, technology, and trade
Artificial intelligence is a rapidly advancing field that policymakers everywhere are struggling to keep up with
The EU cannot continue to rely on its regulatory power but must become a tech superpower in its own right. Referees do not win the game.