In recent years, the term digital public goods (DPGs) has seen increasing use and been linked to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and concepts like digital sovereignty. Is it only a buzzword? This short paper introduces the concept of DPGs, discusses its implications, and asks whether the DPG movement will realise its potential.
This article studies how ByteDance (parent company of TikTok) uses geo-targeting information to help find over 20, 000 missing people in 7 years, and explores whether the ByteDance model can be adopted elsewhere.
Sino-Indian rivalry has intensified throughout South Asia. While the future of Sino-Indian relations is uncertain, smaller countries in the region of South Asia seek to maximise their economic benefits by playing China and India against each other.
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.
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.
Carl Cargill, a leading American industry expert in standardisation, discusses causes behind today’s geopolitical conflicts around global high-tech standards and provides his observations about the existing issues of standardisation.