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The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, works at the nexus of geopolitics and cybersecurity to craft strategies to help shape the conduct of statecraft and to better inform and secure users of technology.

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BelarusAlert

Jan 19, 2022

Ukraine faces mounting encirclement as Russian troops enter Belarus

By Brian Whitmore

From military deployments to cyber attacks, Alyaksandr Lukashenka's Belarus is now clearly a full participant in Vladimir Putin's escalating campaign against Ukraine.

Belarus Conflict

New Atlanticist

Jan 14, 2022

Top Ukrainian official: Get the presidents of Ukraine, Russia, and the US together

By Dan Peleschuk

Andriy Yermak, chief of staff to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, appeared at an Atlantic Council Front Page event Friday to discuss his country's security at a perilous moment.

Conflict Crisis Management

New Atlanticist

Jan 13, 2022

This year, Russia’s internet crackdown will be even worse

By Justin Sherman

As the world watches Putin's moves in and around Ukraine, the Kremlin's internet crackdown is no less worthy of attention.

Cybersecurity Internet

Cyber 9/12 Project

Dec 21, 2021

2022 DC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge

By Cyber Statecraft Initiative

The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative will hold its tenth annual Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge in Washington, DC on March 25-26, 2022. In lieu of our usual in-person competition, we will host the entire event over the Zoom platform. The agenda and format will look very similar to past Cyber 9/12 Challenges, except that it will be held […]

Cybersecurity

UkraineAlert

Dec 21, 2021

A Russian invasion of Ukraine could be Vladimir Putin’s downfall

By Taras Kuzio

Russian President Vladimir Putin is currently threatening to launch a full-scale invasion of Ukraine but his plans do not appear to enjoy widespread support among the Russian public and could destabilize the regime.

Conflict Cybersecurity

The 5×5

Dec 21, 2021

The 5×5—Hindsight 2021: Cybersecurity is hard

By Simon Handler

We brought together a group of distinguished experts to unpack the year that was and provide an outlook on the cyber policy challenges that lie ahead.

Conflict Cybersecurity

In the News

Dec 15, 2021

Handler in Lawfare: The strategic intelligence value of ransomware

By Atlantic Council

Cyber Statecraft Initiative Fellow Simon Handler explains that focusing on ransomware as criminal activity overlooks the real strategic value these operations can provide their owners.

Conflict Cybersecurity

In the News

Dec 9, 2021

Slavin joins Sky News Arabia to discuss the possibility of Israeli military or cyber strikes against Iranian nuclear facilities

By Atlantic Council

Arabic Cybersecurity

In the News

Dec 9, 2021

Cole in War on the Rocks on the US need for an algorithmic warfare group

By Atlantic Council

Scowcroft Center nonresident senior fellow August Cole writes on the need for an Algorithmic Warfare Group in War on the Rocks.

Cybersecurity Defense Policy

The 5×5

Dec 9, 2021

The 5×5—The state of cybersecurity in Latin America

By Simon Handler

Experts provide insights into the current state of cybersecurity in Latin America, how capacity and cooperation could be improved, and what the future holds for the region.

Caribbean Conflict