What is Big Tech up to in DC? Follow the money.
Google, Amazon, Facebook (META!), and Apple have at least doubled — and potentially 4x — donations to some of the most well-established, defense-focused think tanks in the DC Beltway.
The Great Game
Why is Big Tech attempting to influence foreign policy and national defense issues?
The answer has five letters, starts with C, and ends with A.
The 21st century's Great Game — pitting incumbent American economic and military power against a rapidly-rising, increasingly-confrontational China — will feature drama-like ebbs and flows, known challenges, and unexpected shocks.
For those interested in the world, it will be the only show in town for the foreseeable future.