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June 25, 2018

Russia
Who Was German Klimenko and What Does His Dismissal Mean for the Russian Internet?

Earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin sacked his internet adviser, German Klimenko. The dismissal has injected rare optimism into those hoping for a thaw of sorts in the battle for the…

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May 1, 2017

Russia
Russia and the West

Two weeks ago, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted its annual Hauser Symposium. The topic was timely: Russia and the West. The symposium kicked off with a fascinating discussion on the state o…

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March 17, 2017

Cyber Week in Review: March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed while you were in a pub: 1. The plot thickens in U.S.-Russia cyber espio…

March 15, 2017

Cybersecurity
Hacking Charges Against Russian FSB Officers: A Quick Reaction

This post was co-written with Alex Grigsby, assistant director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program. This morning, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the indictment of four peo…

October 24, 2016

Cybersecurity
When Naming Cyber Threat Actors Does More Harm Than Good

Max Smeets is a D.Phil candidate and cyber research affiliate at the University of Oxford. His work analyzes the proliferation of cyber weapons. Cybersecurity firms, despite their increasing promine…

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December 16, 2015

United States
China’s Internet Conference: Xi Jinping’s Message to Washington

President Xi Jinping opened the second annual World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China with a forceful statement of Beijing’s views of how cyberspace should be governed. Most of the ideas in the sp…

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December 4, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of December 4, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Sungtae “Jacky” Park, Ariella Rotenberg, Ayumi Teraoka, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. India’s embrace of coal complicates ambitious …

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August 28, 2015

Russia
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of August 28, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Lauren Dickey, Ayumi Teraoka, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. China’s stock plunge. Chinese stocks plunged this week…

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April 21, 2015

Thailand
What Does Thailand’s Article 44 Mean for Thailand’s International Relations?

Thailand’s ruling junta now has replaced martial law, which had been in force since the coup in May 2014, with legislation under Article 44 of the interim constitution. This shift has been heavily cr…

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