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Blinking Red: Reconsidering U.S. Approaches to Cybersecurity

Blinking Red: Reconsidering U.S. Approaches to Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity threats range from Russia’s influence on the U.S. elections to the ongoing theft by China of industrial intellectual property and North Korea’s attacks on U.S. media.

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Africa’s Tech Scene: Drones Deliver, Uber Innovates, Entrepreneurs Repatriate

Africa’s Tech Scene: Drones Deliver, Uber Innovates, Entrepreneurs Repatriate

Africa is becoming a hotbed for technology, shifting again the conventional wisdom on the continent and redefining its business environment and politics.

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The Energy Sector: A Prime Target for Cyber Attacks

The Energy Sector: A Prime Target for Cyber Attacks

U.S. lawmakers are concerned about the lack of preparation for a possible long term power outage caused by a cyber-attack against the energy sector.

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China and Russia Join Hands for Internet Censorship

China and Russia Join Hands for Internet Censorship

China and Russia are trying to establish a system of their own for internet governance as an alternative to the “hegemonic” Western system they fear.

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Can China be Deterred in Cyber Space?

Can China be Deterred in Cyber Space?

Whether the threat of sanctions and loss of face will deter actual behavior of the complex organization we summarize as “China” remains to be seen.

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Why is the Internet not Fostering China’s Democratization?

Why is the Internet not Fostering China’s Democratization?

In the past, scholars tended to believe that the internet was an effective tool to challenge authoritarian regimes and facilitate the development of civil society. However, as an expert that has been investigating the issue for a number of years, I disagree with this widely held belief.

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Twitter, ISIS and Social Media Whack-a-Mole

Twitter, ISIS and Social Media Whack-a-Mole

Last week, Twitter announced that it suspended 125,000 accounts since mid-2015 suspected of “threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS.”

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The Impact of Technology on Foreign Affairs: Five Challenges

The Impact of Technology on Foreign Affairs:  Five Challenges

How does technology transform traditional foreign affairs? Let’s take a closer look at five of the most tenacious challenges.

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GailForce: Cyber Issues

GailForce: Cyber Issues

Since 2013, cyber has been ranked ahead of terrorism and named the #1 security threat to the U.S. The understanding of, and bridging of this gap is one of the major issues facing this nation and the rest of the world today.

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Naval Strategist Asks: Could Cyberattacks Prevent War?

Naval Strategist Asks: Could Cyberattacks Prevent War?

A leading naval strategist asks: Could cyberattacks actually prevent war?

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Maritime and Cyber Security Lessons From Before World War I

Maritime and Cyber Security Lessons From Before World War I

Is the U.S. accidentally preparing for World War I again? In this two-part series, leading thinkers from a prior era of globalization instruct us on maritime and cyber security today.

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The Systemic Deficiency in the U.S.’ Cybersecurity Mindset

The Systemic Deficiency in the U.S.’ Cybersecurity Mindset

As many as 18 million current, former and prospective federal employees — ranging from military personnel to the IRS — are now thought to be affected.

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SIGNALS: A Candid Discussion with Dr. Philippa Malmgren

SIGNALS: A Candid Discussion with Dr. Philippa Malmgren

Paul Nash of the Foreign Policy Association speaks with Dr. Philippa Malmgren about her new book Signals: The Breakdown of the Social Contract and the Rise of Geopolitics.

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How We Got to the FCC Debate Over Broadband

How We Got to the FCC Debate Over Broadband

Amidst the U.S. debate over regulating the Internet, it’s useful to consider the impact of the era in which the Internet came of age.

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Better Foreign Policy Focus As Aid to Military Effectiveness

Better Foreign Policy Focus As Aid to Military Effectiveness

Ineffectiveness is almost guaranteed if such radical discontinuity in missions, on top of cavalier use of force, remains the norm.

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