I am Adam Segal, senior fellow and director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Let’s talk Russian hacking, Chinese espionage, and more. AMA!
The focus of my research examines how countries are using the internet, cyberattacks, and other digital means to promote their political or economic interests. For example, our program recently launched the Cyber Operations Tracker, a database of instances where countries have used digital espionage, DDOS, and sabotage in pursuit of their foreign policy goals.
I’ve written a few books, most recently on how countries fight, trade, and manipulate in the digital age. I’ve also written about how online conflicts between countries can have offline implications, and China’s efforts to control the internet.
I’ll be around for the next few hours to answer questions you may have about how countries use the internet and tech to pursue their interests. AMA!