July 7, 2021 – The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC) and The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies is pleased to announce the launch of the first Cyberstability Paper Series.
Since the release of the final GCSC report in November 2019, the concept of cyberstability has continued to evolve. A number of new ‘conditions’ are emerging: new agreements on norms, capacity building and other stability measures have solidified. The constellation of cyber initiatives is expanding, underlining the need to connect the traditional state-led dialogues with those of the Internet communities. Gaps continue to close, not only between the global north and south and between technology and policy, but also between the stability in and the stability of cyberspace.
The first Paper Series explores these “New Conditions and Constellations in Cyber” through twelve papers from leading experts, each providing a glance into the challenges and contributions to cyberstability. The papers are released on a rolling basis from July until December 2021, culminating in an edited volume.
The first paper is on “Closing the Gap: Expanding Cyber Deterrence” and can be downloaded below:
Author: Michael Daniel, CEO of the Cyber Threat Alliance; Former Cybersecurity Coordinator, US National Security Council
The second paper is on “A Chinese Perspective on the Future of Cyberspace” and can be downloaded below:
Author: Peixi Xu, Professor & Director of Global Internet Governance Studies Center, The Communication University of China
The third paper is on “From Confrontation to Consensus: Taking Stock of the OEWG Process ” and can be downloaded below:
Authors: Ambassador Jürg Lauber, Chair of the first UN Open-ended Working Group on developments in the field of information and telecommunications; Lukas Eberli, Second Secretary for Cybersecurity at the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the United Nations
The fourth paper is on “Digital Transformation and Cyberstability: Effects on Economic Development in Africa” and can be downloaded below:
Author: Prof Bitange Ndemo, Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Nairobi
The fifth paper is on “Is There Space for a Digital Non-Aligned Movement?” and can be downloaded below:
Authors: Latha Reddy, Co-Chair of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, Former Deputy National Security Advisor of India; Anoushka Soni, National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata
The sixth paper is on “Disconnecting from Cyberstability. An Assessment of how Internet Shutdowns in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Uganda Undermine Cyberstability” and can be downloaded below:
Authors: Moses Owiny, Founder and CEO of the Centre for Multilateral Affairs; Sheetal Kumar, Senior Programme Lead at Global Partners Digital