This summer I was on a flight from Australia to Japan. I took my shoes off at security, just like I always do. But this time, my gesture drew little smirks from the others nearby. I looked around: no one else had their shoes off. Someone commented to me with […]
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The Internet as a Threat to Sovereignty?
Many forces today, such as trade, global capital flows and environmental degradation, are thought to undermine sovereignty. The developing conventional wisdom seems to be that the internet is joining the assault on sovereignty and will, perhaps more than any of the other globalization forces, contribute to relegating sovereignty and its […]
The Changing Face of Terrorism
With a few notable exceptions, the weapons and tactics of terrorists have not changed, but the perceptions of threat and the vulnerability of modern societies have. [issuu width=420 height=299 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=120131145704-5ddfa9a8e8004d539af4227605d232ec name=the_changing_face_of_terrorism username=futurechallenges tag=cybercrime unit=px id=c4c498e3-b1e5-2a53-400e-880bbff742ea v=2]
Separating Threat From Hype: What Washington Needs to Know About Cyber Security
Washington has become transfixed by cyber security and with good reason. Cyber threats cost Americans billions of dollars each year and put U.S. troops at risk. Yet, too much of the discussion about cyber security is ill informed, and even sophisticated policymakers struggle to sort hype from reality. [issuu width=420 […]
Cyber Operations and National Security: A Panel Discussion
Experts in cyber security and defense policy discuss one of the major emerging security challenges of the new century.