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The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age
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Adam Segal
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The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age

Adam Segal



International relations;
Privacy & data protection;
Network security


320 pages

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For more than three hundred years, the world wrestled with conflicts that arose between nation-states. Nation-states wielded military force, financial pressure, and diplomatic persuasion to create world order. Even after the end of the Cold War, the elements comprising world order remained essentially unchanged.

 But 2012 marked a transformation in geopolitics and the tactics of both the established powers and smaller entities looking to challenge the international community. That year, the US government revealed its involvement in Operation Olympic Games, a mission aimed at disrupting the Iranian nuclear program through cyberattacks Russia and China conducted massive cyber-espionage operations and the world split over the governance of the Internet. Cyberspace became a battlefield.

 Cyber conflict is hard to track, often delivered by proxies, and has outcomes that are hard to gauge. It demands that the rules of engagement be completely reworked and all the old niceties of diplomacy be recast. Many of the critical resources of statecraft are now in the hands of the private sector, giant technology companies in particular. In this new world order, cybersecurity expert Adam Segal reveals, power has been well and truly hacked.

By:   Adam Segal
Imprint:   PublicAffairs,U.S.
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 239mm,  Width: 164mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   564g
ISBN:   9781610394154
ISBN 10:   1610394151
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   February 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Adam Segal is the Maurice R. Greenberg senior fellow for China studies and director of the Program on Digital and Cyberspace Policy at the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR). Before coming to the CFR, Dr. Segal was an arms control analyst for the China Project at the Union of Concerned Scientists. There, he wrote about missile defence, nuclear weapons, and Asian security issues. He has been a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's centre for International Studies, the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, and the Tsinghua University in Beijing. He has taught at Vassar College and Columbia University. An expert on security issues, technology development, and Chinese domestic and foreign policy, Dr. Segal was the project director for the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report Defending an open, Global, Secure and Resilient Internet and the author of Digital Dragon: High-Technology Enterprises in China (Cornell University Press 2003) and Advantage: How American Innovation Can Overcome the Asian Challenge (W. W. Norton 2011). His work has appeared in the Financial Times, The Economist, Foreign Policy, The Wall Street Journal and Foreign Affairs among others. He currently writes for the blog, Net Politics. Dr. Segal has a BA and a Ph.D. in government from Cornell University, and an MA in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Segal examines numerous instances of cyberwar, some of which may come as news to readers...Netizens and white-hat programmers will be familiar with Segal's arguments, but most policymakers will not--and they deserve wide discussion. --Kirkus Reviews

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