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03/23/2022 Source:  Forbes
Author: Roslyn Layton 1 min read

2022 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Keith Krach’s “Trust Principle” Is Antidote To Authoritarianism

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2022 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Keith Krach’s “Trust Principle” Is Antidote To Authoritarianism
Krach meets with world leaders as he builds the Clean Network Alliance of Democracies. (Clockwise from top left) Krach and TSMC founder Morris Chang and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen: with Mircea Geoana, NATO Deputy Secretary General; with former Estonian President and chairwoman of the Three Seas Initiative Kersti Kaljulaid; Krach welcoming Brazil as the 50th country to join the Clean Network. US DEPARTMENT OF STATE

How do you one-up authoritarian adversaries like China and Russia that assert the “Power Principle” of intimidation and aggression? For former U.S. Under Secretary of State Keith Krach, it’s 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, and you love the people you trust,” the former DocuSign CEO explained.

Krach, just nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize for his work to protect freedom for Taiwan and the Uyghurs, tested the “Trust Principle” to counter China’s plan to control 5G communications. He and his team built the Clean Network comprising 60 countries, representing two-thirds of the world’s GDP, and more than 200 telecommunications companies from summer 2020 through January 2021.

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