The president has suggested that U.S. companies have an obligation to aid the U.S. government and avoid contracts with foreign countries. But U.S. companies have thrived abroad precisely because they have not been subject to this sort of techno-nationalist interference.
Scott Moore is a political scientist whose interests center on environmental sustainability, technology, and international relations. His first book, "Subnational Hydropolitics: Conflict, Cooperation, and Institution-Building in Shared River Basins" (Oxford University Press, 2018), examines how climate change and other pressures affect the likelihood of conflict over water within countries. He is currently the Director of the Penn Global China Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and has previously worked for the World Bank and the U.S. State Department.
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Concerns about the impacts of environmental change on both domestic and international stability have led Beijing to break from decades of reluctance to label climate change as a security issue.