from Net Politics and Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program

Launch of the Cyber Brief Series

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April 6, 2015

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I am pleased to launch the publication of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program’s first Cyber Brief. Cyber Briefs are short memos that offer concrete recommendations on cybersecurity, Internet governance, online privacy, and the trade of digital goods and services. They will be published bimonthly.

This brief, entitled Promoting Norms for Cyberspace, assesses U.S. efforts to promote its norms for cyberspace—Internet openness, security, liberty, free speech, and with minimal government oversight and surveillance—and examines the challenges the United States has faced in promoting them since the Snowden disclosures in 2013. The brief concludes with three recommendations to the U.S. government to reinvigorate its norm promotion efforts. You can find the full brief here.

Promoting Norms for Cyberspace was authored by Henry Farrell, associate professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University. He works on a variety of topics, including trust, the politics of the Internet, and international and comparative political economy. He has written articles and book chapters as well as a book, The Political Economy of Trust: Interests, Institutions and Inter-Firm Cooperation, published by Cambridge University Press. You can find him on Twitter @henryfarrell.