Rhetoric versus Reality: U.S. Resistance to Global Trade Rules and the Implications for Cybersecurity and Internet Governance
Eric L. Richards, Scott J. Shackelford, & Abbey Stemler, Rhetoric Versus Reality: U.S. Resistance to Global Trade Rules and the Implications for Cybersecurity and Internet Governance, 24 MINN. J. INT’L L. 159 (2015).
15 Pages Posted: 14 Oct 2014 Last revised: 2 Nov 2018
Date Written: October 13, 2014
This article examines two parallel issues of vital importance to the United States and to the rest of the world — free trade and cybersecurity. In the free trade context, we argue that the U.S. government has voiced lofty ideals in theory only to ignore and sometimes openly flout its international obligations in practice. Not only is this harmful to the balance sheets of U.S. consumers and exporters, but simultaneously it threatens to undermine the U.S. leadership on a host of global policy issues, including Internet governance.
Keywords: international trade, cybersecurity, cyber attack, international law, Internet governance
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