Technology & Digitization

The focus of DGAP’s research and consulting on this core theme is the interdependency of technology and foreign policy. Technological innovation — as well as the diffusion and impact of emerging technologies — is always influenced by the social, economic, and (security) policy contexts in which it occurs. At the same time, technologies affect international actors by changing their areas of influence, options for action, and goals. Today, technology not only continues to play a role in determining foreign and security policy in the classical sense, but it also almost always includes an international dimension, for example in its consequences for regulation or global chains of supply and production.

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Cybersecurity for Think Tanks

How to Create Safer Spaces for Sensitive Conversations Online in times of Corona

In this blog series, the authors take a closer look at the security challenges posed to think tanks by digitization in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, and provide both technical background information and practical advice for how to create safer spaces for sensitive conversations online.

The Tech Cold War Illusion

While the United States and China are engaged in a great tech rivalry, analogies with the East-West conflict before 1989 are misplaced.
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Wer als Gewinner aus dem technologischen Wandel hervorgehen will, 
muss ihn selbst gestalten

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