Justin Sherman

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Justin Sherman (@jshermcyber) is a fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative. He also works with the Tech, Law, & Security Program at American University Washington College of Law and with Lawfare’s Trustworthy Hardware and Software Working Group. He was previously a cybersecurity policy fellow at New America and a fellow at Duke Law School’s Center on Law & Technology.

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The Confused U.S. Messaging Campaign on Huawei

For the past several months, American policymakers have sought to convince allies, partners and potential partners to ban Chinese telecommunications company Huawei from supplying the entirety of, or components for, 5G communications networks around the world. This messaging campaign has centered primarily around concerns that Huawei could assist the Chinese government in spying on other countries or even shutting down or manipulating their 5G networks in a warlike scenario.