The transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority from the U.S. government to a multi-stakeholder community has thrust internet governance into the global spotlight.
The most worrying form of government spying isn’t the kind Edward Snowden exposed.
New technologies offer powerful tools for empowerment, yet democracy around the world is stagnating.
During the Euromaidan protest movement—as in the first years of the Arab Spring—it was the power of social media that galvanized civil society.
Over the past few years, India has been paying increasing attention to the threats of crime, terrorism, and espionage in cyberspace.
Recent events in Russian-American relations are often compared with events during the Cold War. There is no doubt that, along with other factors, information will play a key role in the new form of Russian-American confrontation.
If the Ukraine crisis continues and relations between Russia and the West deteriorate further, the implications will be grim in a number of areas, including cybersecurity.
Digital media is already affecting foreign policy, by providing quick, inside information from the ground. While this is a largely positive development, there are dangers too.
The apparent unanimity of viewpoints within China on cybersecurity suggests that this issue will remain a major source of tension and differences in the Sino-U.S. relationship.
Ubiquitous social media use is pulling back the curtain on governments' reliance on old tactics—policymakers can no longer rely on media censorship, public pressure, and overt force.