Carnegie’s Cyber Policy Initiative aims to improve American and Chinese officials’ and experts’ understanding of each other’s perceptions of threats in and through cyberspace and possible approaches to ameliorating them. One effort focuses on identifying and managing cyber threats to nuclear stability. Another, drawing on the leadership of Visiting Scholar Lyu Jinghua, who is a retired colonel from China’s PLA, and Ariel Levite, identifies and promotes steps the two countries could take to build confidence that, notwithstanding their differences, they can cooperate in enhancing the stability of cyberspace.
In addition to details about the work of Carnegie scholars, this website offers access to analyses and commentaries by leading Chinese scholars on significant issues surrounding cyber conflict. We believe that these publications offer valuable insights that help illuminate Chinese perspectives on these issues. Their inclusion here is solely intended to offer them as a public resource and entails neither an endorsement of the authors’ views nor a judgment of the veracity of their substance by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace or its Cyber Policy Initiative.
An exploration of how rapidly deteriorating U.S.-Chinese relations in cyberspace could endanger the larger international political economy, and what China and the United States could do to reverse the negative trends.
Both China and the United States have vested interests in fighting against cyber crimes, countering cyberterrorism, and promoting cyber norms. But with the rapid deterioration of bilateral relations, the most worrisome are in the security domain.
The new domain of cyberspace will never be an attack-free area, as cyber attacks continue to take place every day, everywhere.
The 2018 Department of Defense Cyber Strategy is the third report of its kind. The changes in concepts mentioned in the report will have implications not only for the U.S. military but also for international cyber stability.
In the wake of the agreement between President Obama and President Xi, there’s a bigger strategic discussion that will continue to play out around the future of the internet and the issue of sovereignty.
States need to understand the security and commercial risks and opportunities at play in cyberspace in order to engage constructively with other states in this digital age.
The following publications are written by Chinese experts who are not affiliated with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.