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HEADLINES

Trump Should Work With Silicon Valley to Rebuild Trust
 
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The Trump administration will confront a number of cyber-related challenges over the next four years. In a new report, CFR Senior Fellow Adam Segal argues that only by rebuilding trust between Silicon Valley and Washington can the United States hope to meet these trials. Segal offers recommendations on encryption, data localization, and attributing state-sponsored cyberattacks. Read more »

 

THE BEST OF NET POLITICS

Despite Renewal, the Internet Governance Forum Is Still on Life Support
 

Mexico hosted the first Internet Governance Forum since the UN General Assembly renewed its mandate in 2015. Guest contributor Samantha Dickinson argues that drastic changes are needed if the forum expects to remain relevant. Read more »

 
President Obama’s Pursuit of Cyber Deterrence Ends in Failure
 

Despite its best efforts, the Obama administration’s response to the Russian cyber operations against the Democratic National Committee shows that U.S. attempts at deterrence have failed. CFR Senior Fellow David Fidler takes stock.  Read more »

 
Where Thucydides Meets Cyberspace
 

In describing the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides could easily have been explaining how states operate in cyberspace. Guest contributor Ben Buchanan explains.  Read more »

 

Looking for a good summary of the week’s cyber and digital policy developments? Make sure to read the week in review on the Net Politics blog, published every Friday afternoon. 

 

LONG-FORM STORIES FROM AROUND THE WEB

 

Mr. Robot Killed the Hollywood Hacker,” by Cory Doctorow, MIT Technology Review

Digital Globalization: The New Era of Global Flows,” by James Manyika et al., McKinsey Global Institute

The Lawyer Behind Facebook’s Turn to Africa,” by Taylor Mayol, ozy.com

 

ABOUT THE DIGITAL & CYBERSPACE POLICY PROGRAM

The Digital and Cyberspace Policy program addresses one of the twenty-first century’s most pressing challenges: keeping the global Internet open and secure in the face of unprecedented threats. Through briefings, reports, and the Net Politics blog, the program’s fellows produce timely analysis on the most important issues in cyberspace. Cyber Briefs are short memos that offer concrete recommendations on cybersecurity, Internet governance, online privacy, and the trade of digital goods and services.