The characteristics of cyberspace reduce some of the power differentials among actors, and thus provide a good example of the diffusion of power that typifies global politics in this century.
An interactive representation of the G20 countries’ cyber power. It allows users to adjust the components of the cyber power index, including: Legal and Regulatory Framework, Economic and Social Context, Technology Infrastructure, Industry Application.
International Relations have been traditionally predicated upon the dominance of the State and the effectiveness of geographical boundaries. The Internet has shattered these assumptions. This paper conceptualizes the hitherto separate domains of Cyberspace and International Relations into an integrated socio-technical system.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton argued that countries and businesses should fight increasing efforts to restrict access to the Internet by repressive governments.
In an additional speech February 15, 2011, Clinton addressed China, Iran, and Egypt in particular.