International

Don’t Believe the China Hype

When it comes to assessing Chinese power, things aren’t always as they seem.

Commerce to Allow Sharing Certain Technology with Huawei

The move aims to facilitate full U.S. participation in international standards-setting bodies.

Senate Committee Passes Defense Policy Bill with Tech Investments to Counter China

Lawmakers call for research into artificial intelligence, quantum computing and 5G networks to counter near-peer adversaries.

Lessons for American Police From Hong Kong

The city’s force had dubbed itself “Asia’s Finest.” Now it is seen by many as an occupying force.

Army Seeks Vendors for Another JEDI Contract

The U.S. Army wants to improve interoperability and data sharing among itself, NATO and other coalition partners.

Iran Is Increasing Its Military and Cyber Activity, Report Says

After a big drop in April, Iran’s conventional military activity is up. Cyber operations never slowed down.

Coronavirus Not Slowing Russian, Chinese Space Activities, U.S. General Says

Meanwhile, the U.S. has delayed several launches amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Is Accelerating Trends in the U.S.-China Relationship

Economic analysts see a closing window for U.S. policymakers to engage with Chinese counterparts on areas of mutual interest and benefit.

Citing Cyber Threats, Trump Orders Ban on Buying Energy Sector Equipment from Foreign Adversaries

Some stakeholders say Commerce Department rules to implement a similar order about telecommunications equipment from last May are “impossible” to comply with.   

NASA to Host Virtual Hackathon on COVID-19 Challenges

The space agency and its partners will host a two-day hackathon on May 30-31.

To Understand the Medical Supply Shortage, It Helps to Know How the U.S. Lost the Lithium Ion Battery to China

The failed U.S. effort to dominate global production of the lithium ion battery — which is key to energy independence, automobile innovation and more — holds lessons for leaders grappling with the U.S.’s reliance on China for emergency medical supplies.

Executive Order Lays Out Timelines for National Security Reviews of Foreign Telecom Providers

FCC Chairman says the agency will now act on a rulemaking it’s been sitting on since 2016.

Taking Risk Out of the System

A view on cybersecurity coordination from across the pond.

Chinese Hackers Attacked Foreign Health Care, Military, Oil Networks as Coronavirus Hit China

In January, the ‘widespread’ assault targeted a vulnerability in virtual desktops, cloud computing, and network applications, FireEye announced.

Why Singapore's Coronavirus Response Worked—and What We Can All Learn

The first thing that helped with its response was it was ready before the outbreak even occurred.

Report Warns of Tech Threats From ‘Other’ Chinese Companies

“The one area that China has been keen to exploit is at the state level because state governments largely are not aware of the threat it poses to them,” Sen. Marco Rubio said at the report’s release.