The section on cyber-security covers both the security of the internet and its infrastructure (and related digital technologies such as mobile telephony) and the possibility of (digital) arms control and information warfare. As in certain other areas of global governance such as climate policy, risk perceptions vary enormously. While some experts argue that the potential risks are massively exaggerated, others imagine spectacular military and civilian threat scenarios. Even the most critical areas of security can never be handled in isolation from economic, social and political questions – on account of the tightly interwoven nature of the digital world. To cite just one example, new internet security measures have immediate impacts on fundamental rights such as freedom of expression and the right to privacy.


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Why We Need a Transatlantic Deal on Cyber Security and Privacy

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The State of the Internet: Reconstituting “Cyberspace”

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European Cyber Security Policy

SWP Research Paper 2012/RP 13, October 2012, 27 Pages
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Virtual Leadership in Radical Islamist Movements: Mechanisms, Justifications and Discussion

in: Herzliya Conference 2011, Working Paper, Institute for Policy and Strategy Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), 14 pages

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