Cyber technology challenges conventional mechanisms of deterrence and conflict management.
Introduction : The Incomplete Governance of the Internet Politique étrangère, Vol. 79, No. 4, Winter 2014
This introduction is in French only – Introduction : internet, une gouvernance inachevée...
Washington plays a leading role in Internet Governance, which is hardly surprising given the origins of the Internet and America’s technological ascendancy. However, the majority of Internet users are in non-Western countries.
One reason Ebola has been so difficult to contain is that it emerged in countries marked by poverty and violence.
The Snowden affair could bring about major changes in the structure of the Internet and its governance. Technologies should now a priori integrate standards which give citizens the capacity to keep a check on what data is available.
Terminator Ethics: Should We Ban “Killer Robots”? Politique étrangère, Vol. 79, No. 4, Winter 2014-2015
Automatic lethal weapon systems are under debate and certain non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are demanding their precautionary prohibition.
While internet traffic is exploding and there is new costly infrastructure to be implemented, the “net neutrality” debate is raging.
Turkish leaders would like to turn their country into the leader of the Middle East. However, they are in competition with another of the region’s key players: Iran.
Both perpetrators and forms of violence change. States are no longer the central referents of contemporary conflicts. We can no longer understand them as the outcome of a linear history starting from tribal societies and leading to Western political structures.