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Kinsman: Should Canada view cyberspace as a threat or opportunity?

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23 May, 2012
Jeremy Kinsman
Former ambassador to the European Union and high commissioner to Britain

It’s a reality that has transformed human affairs. Global inter-connectedness means that norms become shared as common opportunities, even as universal rights, strongly favouring democracy. The question of “threat” is one more aptly put to the Chinese leadership, since further modernization will insist on more openness in their society because of the imperatives of connectedness. For Canada, Anne-Marie Slaughter’s encomium that “in the 21st century, power will go to the best-connected” ought to be all the advice we need.

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