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March 19, 2019

Censorship and Freedom of Expression
Collateral Freedom: Proceed with Caution

Increasing collateral damage is an effective way of fighting censorship and expanding internet freedom. If we want to keep it that way, we ought to know its limitations

Sina Weibo's booth is pictured at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) 2017 in Beijing, China April 28, 2017.

January 31, 2019

China
A Bold Proposal for Fighting Censorship: Increase the Collateral Damage

Valentin Weber is a DPhil candidate in cybersecurity and a research affiliate with the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs at the University of Oxford. He is also an Open Technology Fund (OTF) S…

People walk past a Lenovo shop in Hefei, Anhui province

July 17, 2018

China
The Rise of China's Security-Industrial Complex

Echoing former U.S. President Eisenhower's concerns, a new security-industrial complex is emerging in China. Unlike Eisenhower, however, China's leaders are embracing the security companies, who see …

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June 19, 2018

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
More Evidence that the UN's Automatic Majority Against Israel is Fraying

A few days ago (here) I analyzed the recent UN General Assembly vote on Gaza and concluded that the UN's automatic majority against Israel is fraying. Now there is an important piece of new eviden…

December 12, 2017

Digital Policy
Why China’s Internet Censorship Model Will Prevail Over Russia’s

Russia and China are in a race to export their respective censorship models to authoritarian regimes. 

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November 15, 2017

Zimbabwe
Military Coup in Zimbabwe Remains Bloodless

The military seems to be firmly in control of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harrare, after what appears to have been a military coup. President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, remain safe at home.

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May 19, 2017

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: May 19, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. WannaCry: Assessing the Damage. Countries are still reeling from a ransomware attack that c…

An analyst looks at code in the malware lab of a cyber security defense lab at the Idaho National Laboratory

May 12, 2017

Israel
The British Royal Boycott of Israel Continues

I’v written before, in 2014 and 2016, about the remarkable failure of any British royal to visit Israel except briefly for a funeral. Prince Philip attended Rabin’s funeral and Prince Charles attende…

January 13, 2017

Trade
Taking on Trump: A Lesson from the Japanese

Having watched Japan in trade negotiations with the United States for more than a quarter century now, I would never have described the Japanese approach as direct. When confronted with a difficult t…

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November 22, 2016

Cybersecurity
Thinking About Long-Term Cybersecurity: A Conversation With Steven Weber and Betsy Cooper

I had a fascinating conversation with Professor Steven Weber and Dr. Betsy Cooper of the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC). We discussed several scenarios that CLTC developed that…

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