Warfare is no longer relegated to the battlefield. Through hacker attacks, viruses and system shutdowns, nations around the globe are using the internet to spy on their enemies and launch attacks on their network infrastructure. We need an reform of the international legal system to address digital warfare.

Let's get it right!...

When it comes to cyber protections, Europe is a patchwork: Passing only national laws and lacking in cooperatin with the corporate sector, the EU members undermine their cybersecurity. It's time to get it right.

Virtual Threats to Rea...

One of the world's most vital industries is virtually unguarded against digital attacks.

As likely as a visit f...

The idea of a coming cyberwar is nonsense. The attention given to the topic only distracts us from bigger issues. Instead of gambling on a future of electronic warfare, we must continue to develop conventional defense technologies.

Anarchy on the Interne...

The terrifying consequence of the Wikileaks scandal is the zeal with which hackers from around the world have shut down websites of Wikileaks opponents. Without realizing it, we have reached the cusp of a new age of cyberwar.

Wild Wild Web...

International law is poorly equipped to deal with technological change. Cyberwars are just as dangerous as conventional warfare - yet there is no legal framework to guide us and to limit our enemies.

The Hot Wire...

Politically motivated online attacks will require new defense strategies in the future. But we must not overestimate their impact. Cyber attacks will become part of the regular arms arsenal.

Cats and Mice...

The threat from cybercrimes and cyberwars is growing. What we need is a regulatory framework to deal with these threats and a concerted international effort to combat it. UN and NATO are finally coming around to that realization.


Most People Are Rationally Ignorant

What decisions would we make if we deliberated carefully about public policy? Alexander Görlach sat down with Stanford's James Fishkin to discuss deliberative democracy, parliamentary discontent, and the future of the two-party system.

A Violent Tea Party?

For many Europeans the massacre in Arizona is another evidence that political violence is spreading in the United States but this unfortunate event was the deed of a mentally ill person, not a political activist. There is no evidence of an increasing political extremism tearing America apart. Using

Passage to India

The US and Russia don't agree on much - but they are both keen to develop a good relationship with India. How do we know? Look at the arms trade.

"Cities are making us more human"

More than 50 percent of the world's population now live in cities – and there is no end of urbanization in sight. Harvard economist Edward Glaeser believes urbanization to be a solution to many unanswered problems: pollution, depression and a lack of creativity. He spoke with Lars Mensel about the

No Glove, No Love

Contrary to the mantras repeated by the press, HIV infections are not increasing. We need to move away from activist scare tactics and towards complex risk management strategies.

Perfection Is Not A Useful Concept

Nick Bostrom directs the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. He talked with Martin Eiermann about existential risks, genetic enhancements and the importance of ethical discourses about technological progress.

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