- Apr 2022
The United States has announced the Indo-Pacific Strategy (February 2022) calling for a free and open, connected, prosperous, secure, and resilient Indo-Pacific region. This strategy aims to limit China's growing influence in the region.
The Strategy includes prominent digital and cyber elements, as shown below.
Cross-border data is one pillar of this strategy's commerce aspect. The two other pillars are high labor standards and high environmental standards.
The call for Open RAN Standards and Technologies aims at limiting the dominance by Huawei proprietary standards for 5G networks.
Regional digital connectivity in Indo-Pacific with a link to EuroAtlantic regional networks are key infrastructural elements of the Strategy. US digital foreign policy is focusing its attention on two key strategic regions: Indo-Pacific, and Euro-Atlantic.
In cybersecurity, the strategy calls for "new regional initiatives to improve collective cybersecurity and rapidly respond to cyber incidents." The strategy also calls for the mitigation of online radicalization.
The Quad is called to support building cyber capacities in South and Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands.
- Feb 2022
It appears that the DNS is the only remaining part left of the “glue” that holds the Internet together and is now the defining medium of what is “the Internet.”
||VladaR|| It is important for getting web 3 right in the context of (de)centralisaton narratives which are often very manipulative. Currently the only tech-centralisaton element is DNS. But, does it make the Internet distributive. No, you have de facto centraliation on the usability level (concentration of data).
Some Thoughts on DNS4EU – the European Commission’s Intention to Support the Development of a New European DNS Resolver
||VladaR||||StephanieBP||||AndrijanaG||||sorina|| Geoff is one of the best pen/mind in IG community. I started annotating this interesting article that provides explanation about the recent 'screaming' of ISOC and tech communities agains new EU attempt to have EU DNS Resolver. It is very interesting story.
||StephanieBP|| Once we sort out our thinking, we may involve EPFL people in discussion or event one event.
I am also considering running 'just-in-time' course on this and other trend issue. More will follow.
- Oct 2021