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It was a brilliant political maneuver. In the spring of 2011, the Obama Administration put out an ambitious legislative proposal on cybersecurity. Among other initiatives, it called for granting the Department of Homeland Security the authority to regulate cybersecurity for critical infrastructure providers. The Chamber of Commerce made it its mission to kill the bill. They used a simple argument: government doesn’t need to regulate; it needs to make it possible for companies to share information with each other.
This blog was coauthored with my research associate, Lincoln Davidson.
Last month, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush announced his cybersecurity platform. You can read his proposals here; essential points are summarized and analyzed below. While Bush’s stance on issues like net neutrality, encryption, and NSA surveillance has made him the target of a lot of hyperbolic criticism, he is the first of the 2016 presidential candidates to announce a specific cybersecurity platform. As other candidates release their stance on the issue, we’ll keep you up-to-date on what they’re saying, whether it’s viable, and its likely impact on U.S. foreign policy.
One year ago today, we launched the Net Politics blog as a venue for discussion and debate on Internet policy issues, with a particular focus on cybersecurity, digital trade, privacy, and Internet governance.
It’s almost cliché to say that the Internet’s transformative power has created challenges for governments on a host of policy issues. Countries disagree over privacy, espionage, cybersecurity, appropriate state behavior in cyberspace, trade, and freedom of expression. Devising solutions to these challenges is complicated by the Internet’s complex and nontraditional governance structure. While this has enabled the Internet to grow with incredible speed, it is struggling to cope as the next billion people come online.
Net Politics analyzes the growing importance and complexity of Internet governance, digital trade, privacy, and cybersecurity.
In The Hacked World Order, CFR Senior Fellow Adam Segal shows how governments use the web to wage war and spy on, coerce, and damage each other. More
Red Team provides an in-depth investigation into the work of red teams, revealing the best practices, most common pitfalls, and most effective applications of these modern-day devil's advocates. More
Through insightful analysis and engaging graphics, How America Stacks Up explores how the United States can keep pace with global economic competition. More
India now matters to U.S. interests in virtually every dimension. This Independent Task Force report assesses the current situation in India and the U.S.-India relationship, and suggests a new model for partnership with a rising India.
Rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries are increasing faster than in wealthier countries. The report outlines a plan for collective action on this growing epidemic.
This report asserts that elevating and prioritizing the U.S.-Canada-Mexico relationship offers the best opportunity for strengthening the United States and its place in the world.
Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.