The rules of war on the internet

Paul Meyer

Adjunct professor of international studies, Simon Fraser University

Paul Meyer is fellow in international security and adjunct professor of international studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Previously, Meyer had a 35-year career with the Canadian foreign service, including serving as Canada’s ambassador to the United Nations and to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva (2003-2007). He is a senior sdvisor to ICT4Peace and the current chair of the Canadian Pugwash Group. He teaches a course on diplomacy at SFU and writes on issues of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, space security and international cyber security.

Most Recent Posts

Canada and the elusive fissile material ban: Old wine in new bottles?

Canada and the elusive fissile material ban: Old wine in new bottles?

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November 1, 2016

Last week, a Canadian-led resolution on a treaty banning the production of the essential ingredient for making nuclear weapons was adopted at the UNGA by a wide margin. But as Paul Meyer writes, it remains to be seen whether the initiative will yield real progress on what has been a very stagnant file.

Is cyber peace possible?

Is cyber peace possible?

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October 28, 2015

There is an urgent need for global rules around state conduct in cyberspace. But, building new norms is a slow and complicated process — is the UN up for the task?

The Fissure at the Nuclear Security Summit

The Fissure at the Nuclear Security Summit

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March 27, 2014

The nuclear security summit can’t agree on what is the greater threat: fissile material from which nuclear weapons can be fashioned or actual nuclear weapons. Paul Meyer on what that means for nuclear security.

Cyber Security Takes the Floor at the UN

Cyber Security Takes the Floor at the UN

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November 12, 2013

Cyberspace issues are now being debated at the UN from both national security and human rights perspectives. Paul Meyer probes the scope and depth of the current discussion.

The Cyber Samba Turns Nasty

The Cyber Samba Turns Nasty

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October 23, 2013

The Snowden revelations have only served to exacerbate the suspicions of states as to the intentions and capabilities of others in an environment that appears to be becoming rapidly militarized, argues Paul Meyer.

Failure to Launch?

Failure to Launch?

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February 28, 2013

Paul Meyer on why the European Union’s proposed International Code of Conduct for Outer Space is running low on diplomatic fuel.