Modern societies are in the middle of a strategic, multidimensional competition for money, power, and control over all aspects of the Internet and the Internet economy.

Melissa Hathaway, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow and former acting senior director for cyberspace at the National Security Council, assess the increasing pace of discord and the competing interests that are unfolding in the current debate concerning the control and governance of the Internet and its infrastructure in her recent American Foreign Policy Interests article, “Connected Choices: How the Internet Is Challenging Sovereign Decisions.” 

In a July, 2014 Potomac Institute for Policy Studies “Bold Ideas” talk Hathaway outlined many of these key competing Internet governance themes. To access her lecture, see: