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Fri, Mar 26, 2021

#66: Brand the Quad as an “Asian Geico,” not an “Asian NATO”

By: Shaun Ee What is the kernel of the issue? The Quad is going broad, as Australia, India, Japan, and the US team up on vaccines, tech supply chains, climate change, and more. This is a welcome update to the security architecture in Asia, but could use a unifying framework—both for a sense of direction, […]

100 Ideas for the first 100 days

Mon, Sep 17, 2018

It takes a village: How hacktivity can save your company

With our modern-day reliance on digital technology, software and system vulnerabilities have become increasingly hard to avoid. Thoroughly eliminating all these vulnerabilities can be a challenge, but through a coordinated vulnerability disclosure (CVD) program, governments and private companies can mitigate them with the help of independent security researchers.

Report by Shaun Ee

Cybersecurity English

Tue, Sep 11, 2018

Defining Russian election interference: An analysis of select 2014 to 2018 cyber enabled incidents

Of all the political ideas to defend themselves before the court of human history, few have proven as potent and as compelling as that of electoral democracy. Yet in recent years, electoral democracy has once more come under challenge, facing off against popular discontent, revisionist governments, and—most significantly—the rise of new media and digital technologies. […]

Issue Brief by Laura Galante & Shaun Ee

Cybersecurity Elections

Shaun Ee is a nonresident fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and a Yenching Scholar at Peking University, working at the nexus of international security, tech policy, and US-China relations. He also writes for TechNode, a Beijing- and Shanghai-based publication covering China’s tech ecosystem, and supports Georgetown University’s CSET Foretell, a “crowd forecasting” project to predict future trends in emerging tech and AI for policymakers.

Previously, Shaun worked in the Council’s Scowcroft Center across multiple initiatives. As assistant director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, he focused on the intersection of geopolitics, national security, and cyber policy, with publications such as “Defining Russian Election Interference: An Analysis of Select 2014 to 2018 Cyber Enabled Incidents.” On the Asia Security Initiative, he focused on maritime defense in the Indo-Pacific and US-ROK-DPRK relations.

Originally from Singapore, Shaun speaks Mandarin, and served in the Singapore Armed Forces as a signals operator in an artillery unit. He holds a BA from Washington University in St. Louis, where he studied cognitive neuroscience and East African history.