Rhetoric versus Reality: U.S. Resistance to Global Trade Rules and the Implications for Cybersecurity and Internet Governance

15 Pages Posted: 14 Oct 2014 Last revised: 2 Nov 2018

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Eric Richards

Indiana University Maurer School of Law; Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Law

Scott Shackelford

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Law; Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs; Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research; Stanford Center for Internet and Society; Stanford Law School

Abbey Stemler

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Law

Date Written: October 13, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Richards, Eric and Shackelford, Scott J. and Stemler, Abbey, Rhetoric versus Reality: U.S. Resistance to Global Trade Rules and the Implications for Cybersecurity and Internet Governance (October 13, 2014). 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).. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2509435

Eric Richards

Indiana University Maurer School of Law ( email )

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Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Law ( email )

Bloomington, IN 47405
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Scott J. Shackelford (Contact Author)

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Law ( email )

Bloomington, IN 47405
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Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs ( email )

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Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research ( email )

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Stanford Center for Internet and Society ( email )

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Stanford Law School ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
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Abbey Stemler

Indiana University - Kelley School of Business - Department of Business Law ( email )

Bloomington, IN 47405
United States

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