Governments need to set norms and establish best practices early as countries begin to launch their own, official digital currencies.
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How can the practitioner actually counter online foreign covert influence operations?
President Biden warned Vladimir Putin that the U.S. will take “necessary action” if Russia does not disrupt ransomware attacks from its soil. The problem with this warning is that the U.S. has been pledging to impose “consequences” on Russia for its cyber actions for at least five years.
A bilateral agreement on cyberattacks against financial integrity would be an important first step that could help build confidence to make progress on other, more challenging areas. Yet, even for this issue, there are opportunities to make progress if expert consultations begin with a more narrowly defined policy problem.
President Biden has established fighting corruption as a "core national security interest" and instructed his Cabinet to recommend a new whole-of-government strategy to do so. To form such a strategy, the Biden administration will be required to assess the nature and size of the threat of weaponized corruption.
The Associated Press reported that the Russian military claimed one of its warships had fired warning shots in front of the HMS Defender after the British destroyer ignored a warning that it would be fired upon if it entered the Russian-claimed territorial sea off the Crimean Peninsula.
Openness need not empower authoritarian abuse of international institutions. Democratic leadership can contest the erosion of liberal values.
The latest troop buildup along Ukraine’s border has renewed a debate about Ukrainian security that has persisted since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
A review of Kristina Spohr and David S. Hamilton, eds., and Jason C. Moyer, co-ed., “The Arctic and World Order” (Brookings Institution Press, December 2020)
As Russia escalates its efforts to destabilize Ukraine, it has increased tensions and put the region on heightened alert by illegally closing portions of the Black Sea to all foreign warships and other state vessels.