China, Cyber-Containment, and the New Cold War

Kevin Werbach
5 min readNov 27, 2019

Shortly after World War II, U.S. State Department official George Kennan wrote an anonymous article in Foreign Affairs advocating a strategy of “containment” of the Soviet Union. It became the foundation of U.S. Cold War foreign policy.

We seem poised for a new era of containment. Only this time, the power to be contained is not military or political, but economic. The theatre of…

Kevin Werbach

Wharton prof, tech policy maven, digital connector, pesctarian, feminist. Co-author, For the Win; author, The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust.