Issue BriefSep 11, 2018
Defining Russian election interference: An analysis of select 2014 to 2018 cyber enabled incidents
By Laura Galante & Shaun Ee
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. […]
New AtlanticistApr 16, 2018
Updating Government: Estonia’s Mastery of Digital Statecraft
By Shaun Ee
When asked about her country’s establishment of overseas “data embassies” to back up its data, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid replied: “There’s nothing about the technology that’s interesting.” In a country known for making policy leaps and bounds in the digital realm, progress can easily be mistaken for technical know-how. However, important as technological innovation is, […]
Shaun Ee was 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.