Forget U.N. Peacekeepers: Send in the Gendarmes
In gray-zone conflicts, police don’t have the skills to bring peace and full-scale military interventions can lead to escalation. A force that can bring stability is needed.
The United States Isn’t Doomed to Lose the Information Wars
China and Russia are ramping up their disinformation campaigns in the lead-up to the November vote. It’s time for Washington to fight back.
The United States Needs a Red Team to Protect the Election
Adversaries are trying to undermine U.S. democracy. Hackers and regular citizens must identify weaknesses and make the system resilient in the face of cyberthreats.
Lockdowns Have Been Hard on Organized Crime, Too
And a rise in cyber-ransoms is the result. To stop the cycle, businesses should stop paying up.
The Ethiopian-Egyptian Water War Has Begun
The conflict between Ethiopia and Egypt over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has already started. It’s just happening in cyberspace.
Note to Nations: Stop Hacking Hospitals
Why now is the time for global cyber-norms to protect health infrastructure.
Trump’s Whistleblower Attack ‘Undermines’ U.S. Global Accountability Push
The United States faces charges of double standards in its campaign to promote whistleblower protections at the U.N. and international organizations.
Russia and China Are Trying to Set the U.N.’s Rules on Cybercrime
At the United Nations General Assembly, the United States must push back against their agenda.
8 Ways to Stay Ahead of Influence Operations
With election meddling inevitable in 2020, the United States needs a powerful kill chain.
Cyberdeterrence Needs People, Not Weapons
Mass mobilization might be the best line of defense in a world of online warfare.
The Navy Wanted a New Cyber Official, but a Housing Scandal Got in the Way
Military families complain of appalling living conditions.
How to Regulate the Internet Without Becoming a Dictator
The British model of filtering data rather than content can protect citizens while preserving an open internet.
Hackers Turn the Tables on Russia
A new website features documents pilfered from Kremlin officials and agencies.
The Rise of the Cyber-Mercenaries
What happens when private firms have cyberweapons as powerful as those owned by governments?
Washington Needs a New Solarium Project To Counter Cyberthreats
President Eisenhower confronted the unprecedented nuclear threat of the 1950s with a novel exercise. The United States needs a similar approach to tackle today's cyber threats.
North Korean Destructive Malware Is Back, Says DHS Report
Malware not seen since the 2014 attack on Sony has returned, raising the possibility of future destructive attacks.
Inside a European Center to Combat Russia’s Hybrid Warfare
Western countries are looking for new ways to defend against a new generation of war. Does a center in Finland have the answers?
What Would a Saudi-Iran War Look Like? Don’t look now, but it is already here
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