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Fri, Apr 30, 2021

Myles-Primakoff and Sherman in Foreign Policy: Russia Can’t Afford to Block Twitter—Yet

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Thu, Apr 22, 2021

Handler and Sherman in the National Interest: The United States needs a public strategy for deterring disinformation

To give the disinformation threat the credence it deserves, the government must create a public strategy on combating disinformation, with deterrence as a main component.

In the News by Atlantic Council

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Fri, Feb 19, 2021

How the next National Defense Strategy can get serious about emerging technologies

US adversaries including China, Iran, and Russia are investing in additional technological capabilities to counterbalance the United States’ advantages in great-power competition—specifically its dominance in kinetic operations and weapons. The next NDS must differentiate among different technologies to create more nuanced strategies.

Seizing the advantage by Justin Sherman, Evanna Hu

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Justin Sherman is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative. He is also an op-ed contributor at WIRED and researches at the Tech, Law, & Security Program at American University Washington College of Law and at Lawfare’s Trustworthy Hardware and Software Working Group. His work at the Atlantic Council focuses on the geopolitics, governance, and security of the global internet.

Previously, he was a cybersecurity policy fellow at New America, the youngest in the think tank’s history, where he wrote reports and commentaries on global internet governance, 5G security, and US-China artificial intelligence relations and worked on New America’s Data & Great Power Competition project. He has also worked on cyber and national security issues at the National Security Agency’s Laboratory for Analytic Sciences; researched technology transfer and global data policy issues at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy; researched technical cybersecurity and data privacy issues at Duke’s Computer Science Department; and spent two years as a fellow at Duke Law School’s Center on Law & Technology. He co-founded Duke University’s nonpartisan initiative Ethical Tech, where he led research, events, and policy education programs on cybersecurity, privacy, and artificial intelligence.

He has written numerous articles, including in The Washington PostThe AtlanticForeign PolicySlateThe DiplomatWar on the RocksWorld Politics Review, and Journal of Cyber Policy, among other popular, policy, and scholarly outlets. He has authored multiple book chapters, spoken before a range of audiences, and provided expert commentary for television and radio including Showtime’s “VICE”, BBC World Service, National Public Radio, and Public Radio International.

He is currently earning his MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He earned his BS in Computer Science and his BA in Political Science from Duke University, where he co-wrote two technology policy classes and co-founded the student cyber program.