The cyber indictment strategy is a central element of the U.S. response to the ravages of theft and destruction by China. There’s one catch: it doesn’t seem to be working.
Canadian authorities arrested the CFO of Chinese telecom Huawei at the request of the United States. The high-profile arrest comes against the backdrop of sensitive trade negotiations and U.S. government concerns about the potential national security threat posed by Huawei.
Can the U.S. figure out a way to protect strategically sensitive emerging technologies without undermining the economic ecosystem that gives rise to those technologies?
The Defense Department’s new cyber strategy may well raise tensions with China, but it is only the latest development in a cycle of escalation.
President Trump is not wrong that China is meddling in U.S. politics. But his exaggerated allegations before the U.N. General Assembly will only make it harder to find solutions.
The Trump administration’s chaotic approach is distracting from the legitimate U.S. case against unfair Chinese trade practices.
As technological capabilities expand, it’s getting harder to distinguish between national security and economic interests.