Three's company: The Internet, geopolitics, and international relations
14.11.2017, 11:00 / Keynote
Digital realpolitik is emerging fast. Major actors are adopting a ‘bottom line’ approach based on money and power. Governments are trying to reaffirm their presence in the digital space. Cybersecurity is highligted on the agenda of the UN and other negotiations forums. The Internet industry is under a lot of pressure to pay taxes and create jobs. This session will map the main shifts towards digital realpolitik and the roles of the main global actors.