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Reconceptualizing Cyber Power

Our intention is to provide the best possible understanding of cyber power capabilities to inform public debate. The Belfer approach proposes eight objectives that countries pursue using cyber means; provides a list of capabilities required to achieve those objectives that demonstrates the breadth of sources of cyber power; and compares countries based on their capability to achieve those objectives. Our work builds on existing cyber indices such as the Economist Intelligence Unit and Booz Allen Hamilton’s 2011 Cyber Power Ranking, by, for example, including a policy dimension and recognizing that cyber capabilities enhance military strength.

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Paper - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Governing Cyberspace: State Control vs. The Multistakeholder Model

| August 2019

This paper is part of a Track-II dialogue between the Belfer Center’s China Cyber Policy Initiative and the China Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS) to manage the risk of cyber conflict between the two countries through dialogue and concrete policy recommendations. The paper includes two parts: a cyber governance theory written by Chinese People’s Liberation Army Major General (ret.) Hao Yeli, a senior adviser to CIISS, and a response prepared by Belfer Center Co-Director Eric Rosenbach and Research Assistant Shu Min Chong.

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A Case for Fortifying the BUILD Act: The U.S., China, and Internet Infrastructure in the Global South

| July 2019

A well-resourced USDFC as a result of the BUILD Act will support U.S. companies and provide competitive alternatives for the Global South. Prioritizing U.S. support in the telecommunications sector will also help balance China’s growing strategic influence in cyberspace. However, reports suggest that the USDFC’s financial resources will be much less than originally planned. These resources are needed to level the playing field. This paper outlines why.

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Nepali Ambassador Visits Harvard

| Dec. 05, 2013

Only two weeks after national elections in Nepal, the country’s Ambassador to the US, Dr. Shankar P. Sharma, addressed an audience of Nepali ex-patriots, Harvard Kennedy School students and expert faculty at a presentation jointly hosted by the Kennedy School’s India and South Asia Program, the South Asia Institute and the Center for Public Leadership in an “off-the-record” presentation on December 3, 2013.

Minister Khurshid addresses an audience at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid visits Harvard

Oct. 04, 2013

Minister Khurshid addressed a crowd of students, faculty and guests at the Harvard Kennedy School as part of the India & South Asia Program’s international speaker series, co-sponsored by Harvard’s South Asia Initiative. His comments on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, followed a series of meetings at the United Nations in New York.

South Asia Week Brings Together Experts to Discuss Regional Affairs

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South Asia Week Brings Together Experts to Discuss Regional Affairs

    Author:
  • Charles Hobbs
| Feb. 22, 2012

From February 16th to 24th, 2012, the India and South Asia Program, in partnership with the Future of Diplomacy Project and the South Asia Initiative, hosted South Asia Week, an extended program of events focusing on international relations and domestic policymaking in South Asia, a region of rapidly expanding global importance.

Former Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran Discusses Indian Foreign Policy in a Transitional Era

Erik Kruthoff

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Former Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran Discusses Indian Foreign Policy in a Transitional Era

    Author:
  • Charles Hobbs
| Feb. 19, 2012

Fisher Family Fellow Shyam Saran spent nearly a week with the Future of Diplomacy Project as part of South Asia Week, an eight day long series of panels, discussions, and lectures about the role of the subcontinent in 21st century international affairs.