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November 18, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: November 18, 2022

UK blocks semiconductor factory sale; Australia plans cyberattacks on ransomware groups; Google settles location tracking lawsuit; U.S. and EU will release a new AI roadmap; Italy bans facial recogni…

Kwasi Kwarteng raises his hand to wave at supporters and reporters.

October 18, 2022

China
Washington Raises Stakes in War on Chinese Technology

New U.S. sanctions are in some ways more restrictive than Cold-War era controls.

Semiconductor device at Semicon China.

November 27, 2017

Development
How “Cyber” Sidelined “Development” at the ITU’s World Telecommunication Development Conference

Cybersecurity has made the World Telecommunication Development Conference another political battleground for digital policy, threatening to sideline the very real problems that developing countries n…

The International Telecommunication Union's World Telecommunication Development Conference

October 28, 2022

United States
China, the United States, and Taiwan

[Editor’s note: This was an address to the conference on “PRC’s Power Shift and Governance” sponsored by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) and organized by the Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Stu…

November 9, 2022

Cybersecurity
New Entries in the CFR Cyber Operations Tracker: Q3 2022

An update of the Council on Foreign Relations' Cyber Operations Tracker for the period between July and September 2022.

Cyber Operations Tracker graphic

October 28, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: October 28, 2022

TikTok accused of monitoring U.S. citizens; Hacktivists leak documents from Iran's nuclear program; DOJ charges Chinese intelligence officers; Chinese influence campaign detected; Elon Musk buys Twit…

Elon Musk puts his hand on his chin, with a multi-colored screen in the background.

September 30, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: September 30, 2022

Facebook takes down influence operations; UN elects new ITU head; Russian APTs use hacktivists as cover; Proton VPN pulls out of India; rumors of fake coup in China spread.

Xi Jinping sits looking to the right of the camera with a earpiece in and a microphone in front of him.

September 28, 2022

Cybersecurity
Russia’s Internet Censor Is Also a Surveillance Machine

Russia's internet censorship has often been an opaque concept. Recent hack and leak operations, however, have shined light on the prominent role that Roskomnadzor plays in surveilling the internet an…

Russian police raise nightsticks to hit a group of protestors.

September 19, 2022

Brazil
Brazil’s Global Ambitions

Brazil has long sought a greater role on the world stage, but political upheaval and other enduring challenges have complicated its efforts.

President Jair Bolsonaro attends Brazil’s National Flag Day celebration.

October 11, 2022

Ukraine
Ukraine: Conflict at the Crossroads of Europe and Russia

Ukraine’s Westward drift since independence has been countered by the sometimes violent tug of Russia, felt most recently with Putin’s 2022 invasion.

An anti-government protester sits on a monument during clashes with riot police in Kyiv on February 20, 2014.