May 17, 2018
| James Andrew LewisJames A. Lewis, senior vice president for CSIS, testifies before House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security on "Securing Americans’ Identities: The Future of the Social Security Number."
Samm Sacks, senior fellow with the Technology Policy Program, testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on "Telecommunications, Global Competitiveness, and National Security."
April 12, 2018
| James Andrew LewisAs Facebook is called to task for not preventing the Russians from using its platform against the United States, some have raised the question as to whether it is a monopoly and whether the solution to the problem is to break it up, as was done to Standard Oil or AT&T.
March 29, 2018
| Samm SacksBesides reports of coming Chinese counter tariffs, with no clear timeline, possibly on U.S. agriculture exports or aircraft, there is much uncertainty about what form Chinese retaliation could take.
This is a new kind of conflict created by cyber capabilities, which give countries the ability to manipulate, coerce, and perhaps attack. In this new style of conflict, the issue is not will Russia attack, but how we push back harder to ensure that they do not.
Russian efforts to sow discord in democratic societies use both traditional and new technologies in ways that have proven low-cost, low risk, and surprisingly effective. It's time for the United States to respond.