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 •  November 1

The 2015 agreement may have fallen short of its goals, but the U.S. and China can still cooperate on cyber issues. Earlier this month, the United States and China met for the first U.S.-China Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Dialogue. This and future similar dialogues seek to expand upon cooperation begun in 2015 with the Obama-Xi cyber agreement,...

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 •  October 18

To combat North Korea’s cyber activity, we must first understand it. North Korea has dominated the headlines in recent weeks, as international tension climbs over the country’s nuclear aspirations and capabilities. In the cyber realm alone, it has been reported that the country’s hackers stole U.S.-South Korean military contingency plans, when...

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 •  October 10

India must update its cybersecurity policy to respond to growing threats in cyberspace. A central part of the Government of India’s development policy is the “Digital India” campaign, aimed at digitally empowering Indian citizens by boosting connectivity, expanding access, and improving electronic delivery of government services. However, as it...

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 •  October 2

U.S. offensive cyber operations against North Korean military intelligence are significant. The Washington Post broke an important story on Saturday: U.S. Cyber Command has been engaged in offensive cyber operations against North Korea’s Reconnaissance General Bureau (RGB), the country’s military espionage arm. The action was authorized by U.S....

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 •  September 27

The Internet clearly has changed China, and the CCP is actively seeking to change the Internet. Ahead of China’s annual National Cyber Security Publicity (Propaganda) Week, the Cyberspace Administration of China’s Theoretical Studies Center Group published an article in Qiushi, the leading Chinese Communist Party (CCP) journal on theory,...

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 •  September 23

The city-state inks yet another agreement with a key partner as it confronts cyber challenges. On July 6, Singapore and Japan signed a new pact on strengthening cybersecurity cooperation. The move was the latest in a series taken by the city-state to strengthen ties with key players in the cyber domain as it looks to confront growing challenges...

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 •  September 13

Another iteration of an exercise among Southeast Asian states and their dialogue partners got underway this week. On Monday, another iteration of a regular drill among Southeast Asian states and their other Asian partners got underway in Vietnam. The drills, which are now in their 12th year, represent part of the subregion’s response to growing...

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 •  August 28

Will Washington risk giving up preventive and preemptive cyber options by engaging China? How deeply should the United States engage China on the development of international norms and rules of cyber-security behavior? This question is most often asked in context of an assumption of Chinese bad faith; Beijing, as one of the world’s best-known...

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 •  August 5

Regrettably the bill signed by U.S. President Donald J. Trump imposing new sanctions on Russia for alleged meddling in the 2016 election is insufficient to change the behavior of this malevolent actor. After all, three years of sanctions by the United States and European Union have caused severe economic hardship but have not prevented Russian...

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 •  August 3

China’s more than 80 million Communist Party members have new restrictions on their online behavior. Recently, China’s ruling party, the Communist Party of China (CPC), issued a strict new rule to regulate party members’ online behavior. According to China Daily, the number of CPC members exceeded 80 million in 2011, which means that there is...