“Visions on the future of cyberspace clash at the UN”
By Paul Meyer
Senior Fellow in Space and Cyber Security
The Simons Foundation
November 15, 2018
This fall’s session of the General Assembly’s First Committee witnessed a discouraging rupture in the previous broad consensus as to how the UN should proceed to develop norms of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace. Two parallel and competing processes have been established to pursue essentially the same subject matter. It does not augur well for the future coherence and efficiency of UN level efforts to build common understandings in this sensitive international security realm.
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-A fragile consensus over norms of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace,
as Paul Meyer observes, has fallen victim to East–West geopolitical tensions.
Amb. (Ret) Paul Meyer is Senior Fellow in Space and Cyber Security, The Simons Foundation; Adjunct Professor of International Studies and Fellow in International Security at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada; and Chair, Canadian Pugwash Group.