[Briefing #84] The making and breaking of cyber relations: USA-Russia and UN OEWG
Other resources mentioned during the event:
- Session reports from the UN OEWG 2021-2025 2nd substantive session
- Blog post: What’s new with cybersecurity negotiations: OEWG 2021-2025 second substantive session
- Blog post: Digital governance and diplomacy 2025: A cheat sheet
- Session reports from the ongoing UNCTAD eCommerce Week
- Register for May’s Internet Governance Briefing (31 May)
As April is coming to an end, we look back at the main digital policy highlights of the past weeks.
The UN Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) held its second substantive session, discussing the responsible behaviour of states in cyberspace. However, the discussions on substantive issues were overshadowed by disagreements over possible models for multistakeholder engagement.
A week after the OEWG meeting, US and Russia cyber relations took a hit as the USA pulled out of bilateral cyber talks, putting a stop to a period of cyber detente.
This month’s Internet Governance Briefing offers a broad perspective and a deeper analysis. As always, the event will include our Digital Policy Barometer shaped by other updates in April.
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