Björn Fägersten and Tim Rühlig
Huawei’s troubles have exposed the US-China tech war. How prepared is Europe to defend its interests?
- Björn Fägersten and Tim Rühlig say in a world where power flows from control of technological infrastructure, European Union states lag behind both the US and China and must secure their commercial and security interests before it is too late
Björn Fägersten is the director of the Europe programme and a senior research fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. His research deals with European affairs, security cooperation and political risk management. He has a PhD in political science from Lund University, Sweden, and has held research fellowships at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and at the European University Institute.
Tim Rühlig is a research analyst at the Europe and Asia programmes of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. His research focuses on Europe-China relations in general and Europe's positioning in the emerging tech confrontation between the US and China in particular. He is about to receive his PhD from Frankfurt University, Germany, with a study on Chinese foreign policymaking.