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Cyber, Space and Future Conflict

Future conflict will be shaped by developments in cyberspace and advances in IT, artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous systems. This IISS research programme studies the details.

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China's Cyber Power

As China increasingly gains the economic benefits of global connectivity, the West’s technological edge is fast eroding. In this Adelphi, Nigel Inkster examines the political, historical and cultural development of China’s cyber power in light of evolving capabilities and governance structures.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 8 to 14 June

    15 June 2017.  Governments in Australia, Egypt and Nepal seek to increase data monitoring of citizens; China, Malaysia, the Philippines, France and the United Kingdom each cracks down on terrorist content online.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 1 to 7 June

    08 June 2017.  Putin likens hackers to artists, cyber defence boost for US missiles, Japan launches satellite.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 25 to 31 May

    01 June 2017.  US plans cooperation with Asian allies, Russia moves against anonymous messaging apps.

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    China's draft intelligence law

    26 May 2017.  New draft legislation calls on all Chinese people and organisations to collaborate and cooperate with Beijing’s intelligence work. The proposed Intelligence Law has emerged quietly, but includes sweeping new powers. What clues does this vaguely worded document hold to the future of Chinese activities at home and abroad?

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    IISS Cyber Report: 18 to 24 May

    25 May 2017.  US–Russia rift, industry resists new Chinese cyber law, Facebook hit with fine.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 11 to 17 May

    18 May 2017.  Wannacry ransomware epidemic, Ukraine blocks Russian sites, US Army tests cyber defences.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 4 to 10 May

    11 May 2017.  Our weekly digest of the world's cyber security news.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 27 April to 3 May

    03 May 2017.  Our weekly digest of the world's cyber security news.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 20 to 26 April

    27 April 2017.  Our weekly digest of the world's cyber security news.

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    IISS Cyber Report: 13 to 19 April

    20 April 2017.  Our weekly digest of the world's cyber security news.

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Strategic Dossier

Cyber security has become a focal point for conflicting domestic and global interests, and increasingly for the projection of state power. 'Evolution of the Cyber Domain' contextualises the key developments since the 1950s.