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Deep Dive: The new superpowers

What’s new: I (Klon) have an essay in National Affairs, The New Superpowers: How and Why the Tech Industry is Shaping the International System.

Why this matters: The essay explains the rise of the tech industry as a geopolitical player, how states are responding to this rise, and how conservatives and others on the political right can think well about this development and its implications.

Context: This article is part of a new series of essays by conservative and libertarian experts on how internet-platform companies affect modern life. The essays are framed in terms of the different kinds of “power” tech companies wield—or are accused of wielding—in American life. They are as follows:

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