Policy Reports

We publish independent and evidence-based policy reports around current and policy-oriented issues.

AI governance and geopolitics

OXGS Report | Navigating geopolitics in AI governance

This research report examines the differences and commonalities in regulatory approaches and the underlying values of the major AI powers (the EU, the US, and China), the role of geopolitics in shaping AI governance, and key issues regarding global AI governance.

standards, regulations and policies

Report |The Geopolitics of Global Technology Standards: Key Issues and Solutions

This report identified and examined two major causes behind the geopolitical tensions around international standards-setting of CETs: the spill-over effect of US-China rivalry and the trend of trying to incorporate democratic values in standards. It also provides some policy recommendations on how to strengthen international cooperation around CET standards-setting.

Global politics around Russia-Ukrain war

Global perspectives on Russia-Ukraine War: The West vs. The Rest?

This report, co-authored by leading analysts from both the western and non-western worlds, provides different perspectives about the ongoing Ukraine war and global politics more generally. It also analyses some prominent issues arising from the war, such as the principle of respect for sovereignty.

digital surveillance-facial recognition

The era of digital surveillance: Authoritarianism vs. democracy?

Is the “authoritarianism vs. democracy” paradigm useful when it comes to digital surveillance? What are the factors that shape the public’s views about digital surveillance? How to balance the benefits of surveillance technologies and the protection of civil rights? These are the key questions this report tries to answer.