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Can Biden Do Anything to Stop Ransomware Attacks?

July 2021

Christopher Painter explains why the emerging pattern of ransomware attacks needs to be addressed at a political level – both domestically and internationally – and not be treated solely as a...

Qui sont les trolls Facebook du président guinéen ? Campagne électorale moderne ou actions inauthentiques concertées, une frontière floue

September 2020

Nous avons enquêté sur un large réseau de pages Facebook opérées par le parti du président guinéen Alpha Condé. Les Pages orchestrent des publications qui soutiennent la candidature de Condé à un...

Understanding China's Social Credit System

August 2020

Does a tracking system making laws more enforceable actually improve society?

Doctrinal Confusion and Cultural Dysfunction in the Pentagon Over Information and Cyber Operations

March 2020

In a Lawfare post earlier this year, I questioned the wisdom of referring to cyber operations as psychological operations. These campaigns are the bread and butter of U.S.

Technology Tensions Redefining U.S.-China Relations, Says Security Expert Adam Segal

March 2020

The headlines about the United States and China have been dominated by the spread of COVID-19 and trade deal negotiations.

Engineering and Technology Expert Cautions Against U.S. Restrictions on Collaboration with Chinese Nationals

November 2019

As a U.S.-China trade deal hangs in the balance and the world’s two largest economies are locked in a race for technological supremacy, concerns have arisen about China’s counterintelligence threat...

New White Paper on GRU Online Operations Puts Spotlight on Pseudo-Think Tanks and Personas

November 2019

Today the Stanford Internet Observatory published a white paper on GRU online influence operations from 2014 to 2019.

Shorenstein Journalism Award Winner Maria Ressa Describes Philippine Broken Information Ecosystem, Democratic Recession

October 2019

“This is an existential moment for global power structures, turned upside down by technology.

SPICE/FSI Serves as Stanford University Host of the California-Japan Governors’ Symposium

September 2019

On August 26, 2019, SPICE/FSI served as the Stanford University host of the California-Japan Governors’ Symposium, which was co-hosted by the U.S.-Japan Council (USJC) and the Silicon Valley Japan...

The wrong US response to Russia and China may trigger a “new Cold War.”

August 2019

If America frames its response to Russia and China as one of “civilizational struggle,” Diamond says, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping will only get stronger. Listen and read here. 

Debating Artificial Intelligence: The Fox Versus the Hedgehog

July 2019

Singapore has been described as “a thriving hub for artificial intelligence.” In May 2019, Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) released the first edition of “A Proposed Model AI...

New report from Stanford scholars seeks to demystify the biosecurity landscape

December 2018

From genome editing to “hacking” the microbiome, advances in the life sciences and its associated technological revolution have already altered the biosecurity landscape, and will continue to do so...

Midterm Election Hacking Concerns

November 2018

Voter registration systems provide an additional target for hackers intending to disrupt the US midterm elections; if voting machines themselves are too disperse or too obvious a target, removing...

Cybersecurity expert Alex Stamos joins Stanford University as fellow

August 2018

 Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and the Hoover Institution announced today the appointment of Alex Stamos as a William J.

Don’t Undermine Democratic Values in the Name of Democracy

December 2017

How NOT to regulate social media: "To say that digital technology has disrupted society is already a cliché.

Can Bitcoin Thrive Without China?

October 2017

Bitcoin started the month of September trading at an all-time high of $4,950.

Stanford Team takes 1st place in CPTC Western Regionals

October 2017

Demonstrating moxie and professionalism under fire, the team consisting of Paul Crews, Albert Liang, Kate Stowell, Travis Lanham, Wilson Nguyen, Colleen Dai, and coach Alex Keller have qualified...

Clinton launches CDDRL’s Global Digital Policy Incubator

October 2017

Video of Digital Technology, Diplomacy, and Democratic Values On Oct.

Don’t fear the robots

July 2017

"The robots aren't going to take over, or even destroy jobs," says CDDRL's Jerry Kaplan. Read the article here.

Inaugural cohort of Ukrainian Emerging Leaders selected

July 2017

   */ OLEKSANDRA MATVIICHUKCenter for Civil LibertiesOleksandra Matviichuk is a human rights defender who works on issues in Ukraine and the OSCE region.

Artificial intelligence expert joins CDDRL’s ranks

June 2017

 CDDRL is pleased to announce that Jerry Kaplan, who teaches social and economic impact of artificial intelligence in the Stanford computer science department, has been appointed to the position of...

Introducing CDDRL's incoming pre- and postdoctoral fellows

August 2016

Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is proud to announce our four incoming fellows who will be joining us in the 2016-2017 academic year to develop...

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