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Internet Sovereignty

Weekend Roundup: Where the UN Can Succeed Instead of Fail

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.13.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

The Paris climate accord, signed by 175 countries in April, was a high point of success for the United Nations. The U.N. has also managed to focus governments around the world on sustainable development goals. Yet, on the security side of the equation, for which the U.N. was principally founded, the record is largely one of failure. (continued)

Weekend Roundup: From Beijing to Moscow, a Digital Curtain Descends

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

In March 1946, Winston Churchill famously declared that an "iron curtain" had descended across the European continent, casting a decades-long chill between East and West known as the Cold War. A new chill is in the air once again as China and Russia seek to draw a new "digital curtain" across the world in a joint effort to thwart the Western web from penetrating their cultural space.(continued)

China Wants to Draw Borders in Cyberspace -- But So Does Every Other Sovereign Nation

Peter Dombrowski | Posted 12.16.2016 | World
 Peter Dombrowski

China may be more explicit about "Internet sovereignty," but the U.S. and other Western nations themselves have encouraged the emergence of virtual borders as both a prudent response to the demands of civil society and as a means to promote their preferred modes of governance. China simply represents an extreme example of a much wider phenomena.

The Coming Age of Internet Sovereignty?

Scott J. Shackelford | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology
Scott J. Shackelford

In few places on Earth is censorship undertaken more vigorously than it is in the People's Republic of China. But what does such censorship mean for the rest of the world's Internet users?