Tallinn Paper: Russia´s Cyber Policy Efforts in the United Nations

The 11th Tallinn Paper, authored by Elaine Korzak, presents and examines the activities and views of Russia in the United Nations as one of the most relevant forums of discussion for norms and rules applicable to states behavior in cyberspace. The author concludes that in addition to being persistent and consistent, Russian efforts in UN discussions have been focused on long-term goals. Perhaps best encapsulated by Russia’s efforts for a new international legal regime for information security and the incremental steps towards that goal, the activities of Russia illustrate sustained long-term commitment for its policy positions over the past decades. These features provide insight into Russia’s past actions and can serve as important lessons for stakeholders engaging with Russia in the various upcoming negotiation processes.

This publication is a product of the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence. It does not necessarily reflect the policy or the opinion of the Centre or NATO. The CCDCOE is a NATO-accredited cyber defence hub focusing on research, training and exercises. It represents a community of NATO nations and partners of the Alliance providing a 360-degree look at cyber defence, with expertise in the areas of technology, strategy, operations and law.

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