How do you unite authoritarian opponents like China and Russia who insist on the “power principle” of intimidation and aggression? For Keith Krach, the former US Under Secretary of State, it is all about trust. “Trust is the most important word in any language. You do business with people you trust; you partner with people you trust; you buy from people you trust.” You trust, and you love the people you trust,” explained the former CEO of DocuSign.
Krach, who was nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize for his work defending Taiwan and Uighur independence, tested the “trust principle” to counter China’s plan to control 5G communications . He and his team built the clean network that included 60 countries, representing two-thirds of the world’s GDP, and more than 200 telecommunications companies from the summer of 2020 to January 2021.
Joe Kaiser, former CEO of Siemens, said, “Our Under Secretary of State, Cratch has experience building the Ariba network of B2B eCommerce with $3.7 trillion a year and the DocuSign Global Trust Network with 100,000 businesses and nearly 1B consumers leading the clean network. Provided the perfect background to charge.”
Krach’s “faith principle” is based on democratic values. These include respect for the rule of law, property, the press, human rights and national sovereignty; Safety of labor and the environment, and standards for transparency, integrity and reciprocity. “Faith Doctrine” 21 . new base ofscheduled tribe Century International Relations It stands as a peaceful alternative and antidote to China’s “power principal”, an ancient geopolitical framework rooted in brute power, coercion and intimidation.
Considering the integral role of technology in humanity’s next chapter, world peace is unattainable without the widespread adoption of what Mr. Cratch calls credible technology – technology rooted in democratic values.
According to former US National Security Adviser General HR McMaster, “Clean Network’s defeat of the Chinese Communist Party’s masterplan to control 5G communications was the first government-led initiative that proved China’s economic war was defeatable.”
The Harvard Business School featured clean networks in a case study. The Council of Foreign Relations’ George Fiedler praised Krach’s clean network, calling it a strategy at the behest of George Kennan’s 1946 “Long Telegram”, which was the origin of the Soviet Union’s containment strategy.
Game-changer for Taiwan, TSMC and trusted fabs
The “trust principal” was a catalyst for stronger US-Taiwan relations, leading to the island nation rising to global prominence when China forcibly stripped Hong Kong of autonomy. In May 2020, Crutch announced a $12 billion plan to build a 5-nanometer chip manufacturing facility in the United States for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world leader in semiconductor production. Touted as a “game-changer,” the TSMC deal paved the way for other chip producers, including Intel and Samsung, to commit to building their “credible” fabs.
Later in 2020, Krach became the highest State Department official to visit Taiwan since 1979. China responded by sending 40 fighter jets into Taiwan’s airspace.
Krach’s diplomacy persists in the Biden administration with the Lee Economic Prosperity Partnership, named after President Lee Teng-hui, the father of Taiwan’s democracy, and the Science and Technology Cooperation Treaty by Kracht. Taiwan’s de facto ambassador to the US, Siao Bi-khim, called Krach “Taiwan’s number one friend”.
Shareholders must stand up for human rights
In 2020, on America’s Independence Day, Krach became the first US diplomat to term the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) atrocities against Uighurs a “genocide”. As a former CEO and president of the university, Krach sent letters to the CEO, the university’s governing boards and leaders of civil society groups, alerting them to the CCP’s “systematic effort to destroy Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang”. Highlighting the “trust principle”, he urged these institutions to act on their moral responsibility and fiduciary duty to disclose and divest Chinese companies that enable human rights atrocities.
College students from Georgetown, Catholic University and UCLA have joined Crutch’s call for an immediate disinvestment of Chinese companies colluding in the massacre of Uighurs. Yale University’s Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility is following suit. In response, the Chinese government banned Krach and his family.
Crutch’s mission continues
Undeterred, Keith Krach co-founded the Center for Tech Diplomacy at his alma mater Purdue University with the goal of advancing independence through widespread adoption of trusted technology. According to board member General Stanley McChrystal, the institute “is rapidly becoming the leading authority in achieving independence through tech statecraft.” In addition to McChrystal, the Center for Tech Diplomacy’s non-partisan mission and unparalleled focus have attracted an elite group of veterans to its board, including former NASA Administrator Dan Goldin, Ambassador Robert Hormets, and former US Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Includes panetta.
“China’s techno-economic aggression presents a serious threat to the United States and the free world, especially when it comes to advanced technologies, such as 5G, AI, semiconductors and others. Clean Network pioneered a belief-based model to counter authoritarian aggression in all areas of techno-economic competition,” Panetta said.
Crutch is one of the few business leaders to publicly pressure the environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment community, including BlackRock—the world’s largest asset manager—and the World Economic Forum, when it comes to CCP’s Human When it comes to dodging his commitment to social responsibility. Rights abuses including genocide in Xinjiang.
China’s possible retaliation
The CCP’s propaganda machine will be fully activated to challenge Keith Krach’s Nobel Peace Prize nomination. Norway, home of the Nobel committee, is no stranger to China’s anger, facing years of economic and diplomatic retaliation after the prize was awarded to a Chinese dissident in 2010. China’s “power principal” took many forms, including an economic and diplomatic blockade. of Norway that generated international headlines and universal disdain.
As independence is challenged by authoritarianism in Ukraine, Krach’s “faith principle” becomes even more important. Ukrainian courage has revived the notion of a credible coalition of democracy. Now is the time to build that momentum against authoritarianism based on shared belief principles.
“The world does not belong to totalitarians. It belongs to those who stand up for human freedom and dignity – as long as they stand. It is only by relying on shared values and democratic principles that we will win the fight against authoritarianism. Our fight for peace The greatest hope is to harness the power of our democracies—trust, transparency and meaningful alliances—and use it to advance freedom for the people of the world,” declares Krach.