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The Nuclear Dimension of Cyber Threats

Review of the NTI report “Nuclear Weapons in the New Cyber Age” The subject of the interrelation of threats in the fields of information and communication technologies and nuclear weapons is gradually becoming one of the dominant topics in current international security issues. In early summer 2019, a group of researchers working under the auspices of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) presented the Russian version of the “ Nuclear Weapons in the New Cyber Age ” report prepared by the Cyber-Nuclear...


What Insurance Can Offer for Global Cyberspace Stability and Resilience

... and the challenges it presents to the burgeoning cyber insurance industry. It features an overview of the current state of the cyber insurance market along with proposals to help the market mature in a healthy, stable manner while promoting increased cybersecurity. The report is available in English here . Let us start with the basics, what is cyber insurance and why does it matter? Anastasia Tolstukhina: Business in Need of Cyber Rules In its essence, cyber insurance is a simple concept, and the ...


Russian Companies Breaking Into the Brazilian IT Market

Kaspersky Lab’s contract with the Brazilian armed forces will play the part of the proverbial canary in a coal mine: it will be indicative of the new Brazilian administration’s attitude towards Russian IT businesses going forward Following the inauguration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who is known for his pro-American views, the already meager Russian-Brazilian relations can now be compared to a toss of a coin. This is in stark contrast to the rapid dynamics of Russian IT companies, which...


Can Washington and Moscow Agree to Limit Political Interference?

The first U.S.-Russia joint view on how to deal with the interference problem After his meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia had proposed a mutual non-interference pledge. He recalled the exchange of letters between U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and Soviet Foreign Minister Maxim Litvinov in 1933 in which, in return for U.S. diplomatic recognition, Moscow made pledges not to interfere in U.S. domestic politics and...


Protecting Personal Data: Who Is the Governor?

... project, while partly supporting the idea. Third, suspicious international reactions are detrimental to the country’s image. Pavel Sharikov: Protecting Sensitive Data: The Experience of Russia and the US 3. Juggling various interests Following the Cybersecurity law of 2017, China introduced the non-binding national standard Personal Information Security Specification that is somewhat similar to GDPR. The main focus of the document, however, lies in ensuring national security while still making ...


Emerging Military Technologies: Talking Points

European Think Tanks reflect on the challenges of emerging military technologies The following points are the fruit of a particularly rich and constructive roundtable meeting in Istanbul on 8-9 April of the Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe. The points are intended as material for policy discussion by Task Force participants with their authorities not definitive research. But we believe that they offer a useful perspective on the challenges presented by emerging military technologies...


Business in Need of Cyber Rules

... oblige governments not to take cyber attacks on private sector companies or the critical infrastructure of other states, and not to use hacker attacks to steal intellectual property. Overall, the document formulates six basic principles of international cybersecurity: No targeting of tech companies, private sector, or critical infrastructure. Assist private sector efforts to detect, contain, respond to, and recover from events. Report vulnerabilities to vendors rather than to stockpile, sell, or exploit ...


RIAC at Cyber Forum in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

On April 22–25, 2019, the 13th International Forum on the Problems of International Information Security was held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany). On April 22–25, 2019, the 13th International Forum on the Problems of International Information Security was held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany). The forum was organized by the National Association for International Information Security (NAIIS) with the International Affairs Journal and gathered over 100 experts from 18 countries (the USA, the...


Mitigating Cyber Risks: Is There Room for Two?

... the effectiveness that individual countries have in laying out the rules in cyberspace. To succeed, states need to be able to work collaboratively, and alongside industry, to ensure cyber security is effective around the globe. Ilona Stadnik: A New Cybersecurity Diplomacy: Are States Losing Ground in Norm-making? There is no denying the fact that the UN has served as the main venue for talks on information security for the last 20 years. Russia has historically given these negotiations high importance,...


Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe Meeting in Istanbul

On April 8–9, 2019, Istanbul hosted a regular meeting of the international Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe. On April 8–9, 2019, Istanbul hosted a regular meeting of the international Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe. The meeting was organized by European Leadership Network (ELN) together with the Turkish Global Relations Forum (GIFGRF). The following issues were discussed at the meeting: new threats to security in the Euro-Atlantic — confrontation in cyberspace, an arms race...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
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