Technological breakthroughs are inextricably tied to the evolution of societies. Advancements in weapons, agriculture, medicine, and many other fields, have profoundly impacted the course of history. How foreign policy is practiced has also been changed by innovations in technology. Policymakers and practitioners have utilized new technologies to their advantage — and fallen prey to more savvy users and adopters of advanced technology.

April 19, 2017

By now the disruptive power of the internet has been harnessed by today's businesses, however, the wide application and diffusion of technology are the new driving forces behind the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" according to BBVA's José González-Páramo. The distinctive features of this revolution include the pace of new technological advancements, changes in consumption patterns, and new business models, González-Páramo said.

Hyper-connectivity and mobile technology are especially important to...

December 7, 2015

This article originally appeared in the NY Daily News on December 4, 2015. View it here.

The news that Chinese researchers recently attempted to alter what is called the “germline” of human embryos — essentially, rewriting sentences in our genes — has set off a huge and necessary discussion of how we should deal with genetic engineering. In Washington this week, a large international conference, featuring big-name scientists from around the world, sought to grapple with the moral and et...

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