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Feb 2017

Digital Policy
Maintaining U.S. Leadership on Internet Governance

After almost two decades of overseeing the internet naming and addressing system, the U.S. government transferred the responsibility to a coalition of industry, civil society, and government stakehol…

Nov 13, 2014

Digital Policy
Members of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) at the  ITU Plenipotentiary  Conference 2014 in Busan, Korea, at the signing ceremony. (Courtesy  ITU/I. Wood, available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/itupictures/15545945060/) Internet Governance after Busan

The Plenipotentiary of the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) ended last week, and the general consensus seems to be that biggest loser may be the rhetoric of the United Nat…

Apr 23, 2014

Digital Policy
World Internet Conference China What Is Internet Governance?

An intense international debate over who manages parts of the internet’s technical infrastructure is likely to feed a broader discussion of internet-related public policy.

Feb 22, 2017

New Cyber Brief: Maintaining U.S. Leadership on Internet Governance

The Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program has launched a new Cyber Brief. This one is authored by Megan Stifel, founder of Silicon Harbor Consultants and former director for international cyber polic…

Dec 12, 2016

Digital Policy
CFR Cyber Net Politics IGF 2016 Despite Renewal, the Internet Governance Forum Is Still on Life Support

Samantha Dickinson is an internet governance consultant and writer. You can follow her on Twitter at @sgdickinson and via her blog, Lingua Synaptica. Last week, Mexico hosted the 11th Internet Gover…

Oct 2014

Digital Policy
The ITU and Unbundling Internet Governance

At this month's Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Busan, South Korea, India will argue that the ITU has a role to play in Internet governance: first, b…

Nov 3, 2016

Digital Policy
CFR Cyber Net Politics We Should Not Fear a Fragmented Internet

Hugo Zylberberg is a fellow at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. You can follow him @hugozylb. Several high-profile reports have recently lamented the fragmenta…

Mar 20, 2017

On the Internet, Nobody Knows That You’re A Russian Bot

Robert Gorwa is a graduate student at the University of Oxford and a member of the Oxford Internet Institute’s computational propaganda research team. Following the hacking of the U.S. Democratic Na…

Nov 20, 2014

Digital Policy
Christopher Painter, Lawrence Strickling, Daniel Sepulveda, and Nuala O’Connor Live Now: Internet Governance After Busan

The Council on Foreign Relations is holding a half-day, multisession symposium to bring together leading policymakers and experts for analysis of the Internet governance landscape and to discuss new …

Jun 5, 2013

United States
Can Government Safeguard the Internet?

The U.S. government needs to marshal its cybersecurity resources in support of the private sector and build alliances with international partners, says former CIA director Michael Hayden, member of a…