Diplomacy

The Hidden Costs of Cyber Espionage

September 23, 2014 by Danielle Kehl
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Intelligence agencies around the world are racing to increase their information-gathering and monitoring capabilities, ostensibly in an effort to promote national security and protect against terrorist threats. But in the debate about the privacy and security tradeoffs of cyber espionage, the costs of certain tactics are often overlooked.

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The Failure of Norwegian “Take on Me” Diplomacy in North Korea

September 8, 2014 by Eirik Torsvoll
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People-to-people campaigns are bound to fail in any attempt to influence the policies of Pyongyang. Actual financial pressure is needed to motivate DPRK leadership away from their intransigent position of influence.

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Shades of Cyber Grey: Espionage and Attack in Cyberspace

September 2, 2014 by Alexander Klimburg
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The shades of (cyber) grey that constitute operations in cyberspace mean that it is possible to misattribute intelligence collection activities for something more serious—with dramatic consequences.

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Human Rights Promotion Backfiring as “World War LGBT” Shakes Eurasia

August 30, 2014 by Kyle Rohrich
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Russia and the West are fighting the greatest geopolitical battle since the end of the Cold War not with nuclear arms races, aerial warfare, or military buildups. Rather, the most prevalent form of weaponry in the standoffs in Ukraine and throughout Eurasia is as unique as it is effective: the gays.

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The Risks of Cyber Insecurity

August 17, 2014 by Ian Wallace
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Around the world governments are experiencing a growing sense of cyber insecurity. The threat is real, and few nations are adequately prepared.

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How the Internet Became a Focal Point for Espionage

August 6, 2014 by James Lewis
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The Internet created a golden age for signals intelligence, for both the U.S. and our opponents. As individuals, companies, and governments moved massive amounts of sensitive data onto poorly secured networks, they offered undreamt-of opportunities for intelligence collection.

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