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November 27, 2017

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

January 12, 2024

Technology and Innovation
Cyber Week in Review: January 12, 2024

SEC approves new Bitcoin ETFs; Ransomware hits Paraguayan telecommunications company; Huawei ending U.S. lobbying efforts; Chinese research group cracks Apple's AirDrop encryption; Meta will restrict…

The logo of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a representation of Bitcoin cryptocurrency are seen in this illustration.

July 9, 2024

A Conversation With Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of Denmark

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of Denmark discusses transatlantic cooperation, Russia's war in Ukraine, and her priorities for the NATO Summit in Washington.  

Play Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen speaks on stage during a news conference.

June 4, 2024

Digital Policy
Shaping the Future: Lessons from 20 Years of Digital Cooperation

Last week, world leaders met on WSIS' 20th anniversary. In keeping with WSIS commitments, leaders need to boost digital skills, use AI to advance the SDGs, and tackle tech's climate impact to create …

U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan speaks at the inaugural session of the second U.N.'s World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis on November 16, 2005

May 31, 2024

How Myanmar Became a Global Center for Cyber Scams

Organized crime groups in Southeast Asia have seized on Myanmar’s instability amid civil war to establish a string of scam centers engaged in global online fraud operations.

February 8, 2023

Is China’s Huawei a Threat to U.S. National Security?

The Chinese telecommunications company faces accusations that Beijing could use its 5G infrastructure for espionage. The outcome of the struggle could shape the world’s tech landscape for years to co…

A woman in business clothing walks in front of a large screen that displays the red Huawei logo.

March 19, 2024

New Entries in the CFR Cyber Operations Tracker: Q4 2023

An update of the Council on Foreign Relations' Cyber Operations Tracker for the period between October and December 2023.

Cyber Operations Tracker graphic

March 20, 2024

China and Russia: Exploring Ties Between Two Authoritarian Powers

China and Russia have expanded trade and defense ties over the past decade, but they’re not formal allies. Experts say Russia’s war in Ukraine could be a turning point in the relationship.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping stand next to each other.