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Three Priorities for Cyber Diplomacy Under the 2016 German OSCE Chairmanship

by Guest Blogger Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Cyber Net Politics OSCE CFR A member of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Ukraine. (Alexander Ermochenko/REUTERS).

Dr Annegret Bendiek is Senior Associate and Head of Project at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). Christoph Berlich und Tobias Metzger are Project Staff on “The challenges of digitalization for German Foreign and Security Policy”, a project funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. The SWP advises the German Parliament and the German Government in all matters of foreign and security policy.

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Cyber Week in Review: November 20, 2015

by Adam Segal Friday, November 20, 2015
CFR Cyber Net Politics The Eiffel Tower is lit with the blue, white and red colours of the French flag in Paris, France, November 16, 2015, to pay tribute to the victims of a series of deadly attacks on Friday in the French capital. (Benoit Tessier/Reuters).

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: Read more »

The Galactic Empire Has Terrible Cybersecurity

by Guest Blogger Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Cyber Net Politics CFR Five hundred Stormtrooper replicas are seen on the steps at the Juyongguan section of the Great Wall of China during a promotional event for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" film, on the outskirts of Beijing, China, October 20, 2015. (Jason Lee/Reuters).

Alex Grigsby is the assistant director for the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. 

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Chinese Cyber Power: Not Learning From the United States’ Mistakes

by Guest Blogger Thursday, November 12, 2015
China WW2 Cyber Net Politics CFR Actors dressed as Red Army soldiers perform at a gala show to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters).

Lincoln Davidson is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. You can follow him on Twitter @dvdsndvdsn

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The TPP’s Electronic Commerce Chapter: Strategic, Political, and Legal Implications

by David Fidler Monday, November 9, 2015
TPP e-commerce chapter Net Politics Cyber CFR A worker gathers items for delivery from the warehouse floor at Amazon's distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona November 22, 2013. (Ralph D. Freso /Reuters)

Release of the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) has launched the “tale of two treaties” saga so familiar when new trade and investment agreements appear—it is the best of treaties, it is the worst of treaties. Praise for and criticism of the TPP’s chapter on e-commerce form part of this saga, and the gap in rhetoric calls for scrutiny of the legal text in light of the chapter’s strategic goals and the political challenges it faces.

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