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Cyber Diplomacy: The Need for a U.S. Cyber Ambassador

posted Sep 14, 2018, 2:09 PM by James Caroland   [ updated Sep 14, 2018, 2:09 PM ]
By Daria Etezadi, MCPA Fellow 

Article Summary

As it currently stands, cyberwar is lawless. The U.S. may be mobilizing across government departments and technology companies to respond to emerging cyber threats, but it needs a cyber diplomat now. Diplomatic and legal frameworks are pivotal in determining rules of engagement and establishing measurable consequences for those who don’t abide by the rules. Given the fact that cyberspace is not bound by physical borders, conversations around cyber security demand international representation. If the U.S. fails to appoint a cyber ambassador to represent the country, then it will miss out on these conversations and lose the chance to shape international rules of engagement. 

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