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Cybersecurity: China and Russia are our ‘most vigorous opponents’

Following a report released last week from U.S. intelligence officials on cyber espionage, James Lewis, director of the CSIS Technology and Public Policy Program, says it was a “breakthrough report because it came out and said what people have known on a classified level for several years and that is Russia and China are our most vigorous opponents in cyberspace.”

Ultimately, cyber espionage will become the biggest threat to the U.S. economy in the next several years, said Lewis.

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.


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