An internet era that that started with promise and potential has come to an end. Roughly 30 years after the United States served as the principal catalyst for the creation of the internet, the global network has experienced a profound transformation.
Originally characterized as being open, secure, reliable and largely apolitical, the contemporary internet is now fragmented and distorted, and increasingly manipulated as an instrument of repressive governments, cyber criminals, and a disparate spectrum of malicious actors. The time has come for American foreign policy to confront this disruptive new reality and implement strategies to help protect our increasingly entwined national security, geopolitical, and economic interests in cyberspace.
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