James Lewis

James Lewis

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Senior Vice President and Program Director, CSIS

James Lewis is a Senior Vice President and Program Director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).  Before joining CSIS, he worked at the Departments of State and Commerce.  He was the advisor for the 2010, 2013 and 2015 United Nations Group of Governmental Experts on Information Security and has led a long-running Track II dialogue on cybersecurity with the China Institute of Contemporary International Relations.

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China’s Paper Dragon

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Laying Down a Marker

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Space — No Longer a Sanctuary

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Public Policy Tradeoff

When the Clinton Administration decontrolled encryption in the late 1990s after a long and acrimonious debate, it did so because it had decided that the […] More