New basis for international relations garners Nobel Prize nomination.
US State Department
As Under Secretary of State, Krach saw US leaders “hitting the panic button” over China’s growing dominance in 5G telecommunications. He revolutionized traditional diplomacy by creating the ‘Trust Principle’ doctrine of collaboration engineered to advance freedom through trust-based alliances. The Clean Network alliance of democracies, established a set of shared trust standards for 5G, and rallied countries and companies to embrace only technologies that met these standards. Sixty nations, representing more than two thirds of the world’s GDP joined. The ‘Trust Principle’ has been called “the new basis for 21st century international relations.” For his work, Krach was sanctioned by China and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
CREATED THE TRUST PRINCIPLE DOCTRINE AND ESTABLISHED TRUST STANDARDS TO ENSURE THAT TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES FREEDOM
BUILT THE CLEAN NETWORK ALLIANCE OF DEMOCRACIES — 60 NATIONS REPRESENTING 2/3 OF GLOBAL GDP, TO DEFEAT CHINA’S PLAN TO DOMINATE 5G
ENGINEERED THE LARGEST ONSHORING IN HISTORY WITH TSMC SEMICONDUCTORS; DEVELOPED CONCEPT AND ADVOCATED FOR BIPARTISAN USICA/ENDLESS FRONTIER ACT
HIGHEST RANKING US OFFICIAL TO VISIT TAIWAN IN 41 YEARS; ADVOCATED FOR UYGHUR MUSLIM MINORITY IN XINJIANG AGAINST CHINESE GENOCIDE
Lessons from US State Department
TRUST IS THE MOST IMPORTANT WORD IN ANY LANGUAGE
TRUST is the basis of every relationship—business, personal, or otherwise. You do business with people You TRUST. You partner with people You TRUST. You buy from people You TRUST. You love people You TRUST.
NOBODY TRUSTS CHINA
In Krach’s first 60 bilateral meetings in government, where he met with foreign counterparts like finance ministers, economic ministers, and foreign ministers, he would ask, “How’s your relationship with China?” They would say how important China is as a trading partner, but then they would look both ways like somebody was listening in, and say, “”But we don’t trust them.”” On and on it. Krach realized trust would be the key to defeating China’s plan to dominate 5G.
WHEN YOU CONFRONT A BULLY, THEY BACK DOWN–ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE YOUR FRIENDS BY YOUR SIDE
Again and again, Krach saw China using tactics of bullying and intimidation to force countries and companies to align with its global agenda. But by creating the Clean Network Alliance of democracies, Krach enabled trusted allies to stand together against China’s aggression. As one foreign minister commented, “They can’t retaliate against all of us.”
THREE MOST POWERFUL AREAS OF US COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
In his confirmation hearing, Krach was asked by Senator Coons, “What’s your strategy for combatting CCP aggression?” Krach replied that he would harness the 3 biggest areas of US competitive advantage: rally our allies and partners; leverage the innovation and resources of the private sector; and amplify the moral high ground of democratic values.
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