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February 14, 2018

Digital Policy
European Commission How European Data Protection Law Is Upending the Domain Name System

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will likely make it harder for law enforcement, rights holders, and cybersecurity companies around the world to find out who manages a d…

January 30, 2018

Ukraine
Ukraine Flag Maidan Cyber Mercenaries and the Crisis in Ukraine

Many states outsource their cyber operations to non-state actors, with varying degrees of control over their actions. The crisis in Ukraine is a perfect example of this phenomenon. 

January 26, 2018

European Union
Sandberg Cyber Week in Review: January 26, 2018

This week: GDPR compliance, Dutch intelligence, and the woes of being a Russian telecom.

January 19, 2018

South Africa
South-Africa-Jacob-Zuma-Corruption-Commission Zuma’s Commission on State Capture: Progress or Politics as Usual?

Just like the complex nature of state capture itself, with its dizzying web of corruption propped up by esoteric procurement laws, the devil of Zuma’s commission announcement is in the legal details. In South Africa, the “commission capital of the world,” debate abounds as to whether or not these costly productions actually achieve what they set out to do.

January 17, 2018

Israel
Is Israel's International Isolation Growing or Diminishing?

The lopsided December 2017 vote on Jerusalem in the UN General Assembly gave the impression that Israel's international isolation may be growing. In fact, the opposite is true--and UN votes are a mis…

January 17, 2018

Palestinian Territories
Trump Gets UNRWA Right

The Trump administration has announced a large cut in U.S. payments to UNRWA, the UN agency that handles Palestinian “refugees.” The United States has been giving UNRWA about $150 million a year (for…

January 2, 2018

Digital Policy
Representatives from Twitter, Facebook and Google testify before a Senate Judiciary Crime and Terrorism Subcommitte Year in Review: Tech Companies Grapple with Disinformation

2017 was the year that tech companies faced a difficult reckoning over their role in spreading online disinformation.

August 19, 2010

Thailand
Mas Ayu Adnan, a student, checks her assignment at a cybercafe in Kuala Lumpur August 11, 2009. Web 0.2

In an increasingly competitive region, and a world where a prolonged economic slowdown looks more than likely, the countries of Southeast Asia, constantly worried about competing with China and Ind…

October 12, 2016

CFR Cyber Net Politics A Web of Trust: Toward a Safe, Secure, Reliable and Open Internet

This is an excerpt of Look Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Treachery and Trust Online by Fen Osler Hampson and Eric Jardine published by CIGI Press. You can find it now on Amazon. There is widespread…

November 29, 2017

China
female-entrepreneur To Make China’s Female Entrepreneurs Count, Let’s Go Beyond Just Counting Them

Natalie Au is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This week, the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit began in Hyderabad, India, focusing on the theme of “Women…