The Southeast Asian country has a path to becoming an advanced manufacturing economy, but a lack of domestic industrial champions make this far from…
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The young alumni of Unit 8200 have made Israel a global player in cybersecurity. The unit is a model for building functional institutions that overcome…
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China’s central bank is increasing its ability to surveil and control financial transactions for both consumers and banks. But its international reach…
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The charismatic SoftBank founder is arguably the single best fundraiser in the world. But more money is not enough to deliver on expectations of…
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China’s continuing dominance in rare earths is not because of a favorable distribution of natural deposits, but a victory of industrial and trade…
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The founder and CEO of Salesforce acts as a passive benefactor of institutional incumbents. His successes show that conventional strategies can work for…
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Xi Jinping’s great power ambitions are making Southeast Asia more important to China’s future. But they are simultaneously constraining his options for…
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On behalf of the entire team at Bismarck Analysis, I am pleased to inform you that audio versions of every Bismarck Brief are now available for…
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The Saudi Crown Prince has centralized power through the Public Investment Fund. His ambitious strategy is being frustrated by the quality of Western…
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While quantum technology remains experimental, both the U.S. and Chinese governments are persuaded of its strategic potential. Useful breakthroughs will…
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The paramount leader of China has not yet indicated a successor. His choice will not be guided by established norms.
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China’s President took power by winning at factional politics. Now, he can optimize his successor for skill, not standing.
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