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    The Boring Truth About AI

    Amar Bhidé points out that the technology has long been following a typically diffuse and halting pattern of development.
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    Are We Ready for AI Creative Destruction?

    Daron Acemoglu proposes three principles to ensure that the benefits of the next wave of disruptive innovation outweigh the costs.
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    Can AI Learn to Obey the Law?

    Antara Haldar offers a conceptual framework for navigating current debates about regulation and governance.
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    China Needs a Better Innovation Ecosystem

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng highlights shortcomings in the country's approach to financing high-tech firms.
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    How Democracies Can Win the Tech Race

    Ylli Bajraktari & André Loesekrug-Pietri urge US and EU policymakers to collaborate on research and development programs and large “moonshot” projects.
  6. disparte5_ Kevin DietschGetty Images_FSOC Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

    America Must Lead on Crypto Regulation

    Dante Alighieri Disparte urges policymakers to take decisive action and set new rules for the industry in 2024.
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    A Breakthrough Opportunity for Global Governance

    Mubarak Al-Kuwari, et al. propose new international institutions to confront today’s AI-regulation and peacebuilding challenges.
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    The US Needs Data Privacy, Not a TikTok Ban

    Aaron Glasserman & Monica Greco explain that the real problem is the unregulated collection and trafficking of personal information.
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    Making Emerging Technologies Safe for Democracy

    Marietje Schaake & Steven Schuurman urge policymakers to focus on the social impact of digital innovation over industry profits.
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    A Weak, Uneven Global Recovery

    Eswar Prasad & Caroline Smiltneks explain why domestic political divisions and inflationary pressures jeopardize current market optimism.
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    Will Cambridge Support Free Speech?

    Peter Singer examines the university’s ongoing case against Nathan Cofnas, a research fellow who advocates “race realism.”
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    Can China Get Out of Its Rut?

    China’s authorities have powerful economic-policy levers at their disposal to achieve their 5% growth target this year and to put the economy on a more sustainable long-term growth path. But several trends – from the shift toward state capitalism to population aging to the loss of goodwill between Chinese and Americans – could thwart China’s ambition to join the ranks of high-income countries by mid-century.

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    China Stifles Its Own Debate

    Stephen S. Roach

    For more than two decades, the China Development Forum was a meeting where foreign business, political, and academic leaders could debate the state of the Chinese economy with the country’s highest leaders. But this year’s gathering eschewed open and honest dialogue, in favor of telling only “good stories” about China.

    bemoans the transformation of the country’s most important platform for open dialogue into a schmooze-fest.
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    Leaving Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Will Be Hard, But May Be Wise

    Peter Doyle considers how exiting the CFA franc zone could benefit Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, despite the challenges.
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    Europe’s War Jitters

    Shlomo Ben-Ami urges EU member states to prepare for the possibility of the US abandoning its NATO commitments.
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    Governments Must Shape AI’s Future

    Mariana Mazzucato & Fausto Gernone

    As with social media, the incentives around AI are aligned for rent extraction, where large companies, acting as intermediaries, amass profits at others’ expense. Governments urgently need to step in to ensure that the technology is being designed and brought to market in ways that will serve the common good.

    urge policymakers to see themselves as proactive participants in technological innovation and market-making.
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    How Guyana Became Latin America’s Leading Development Lab

    Iván Duque Márquez highlights the current government’s unique approach to managing its renewable and non-renewable resources.
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    Beating Back Populists at the Grassroots

    Sławomir Sierakowski interprets the seemingly mixed results of recent municipal and provincial elections in Poland.

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