Essay Series

Global Cooperation on Digital Governance and the Geoeconomics of New Technologies in a Multi-polar World

In November 2021, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) joined King’s College London (KCL) to host a virtual conference as part of KCL’s Project for Peaceful Competition. It brought together an intellectually and geographically diverse group of experts to discuss the geoeconomics of new digital technologies and the prospects for governance of the technologies in a multi-polar world. The papers prepared for discussion at the conference are collected in this series. An introduction summarizes (in heavily abbreviated form) the principal analytical conclusions emerging from the conference, together with the main policy recommendations put forward by participants.

Setting the Scene

States and Markets

Trade and Data Flows

Implications for Global Arrangements

The Future of Global Relationships