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Valentin Weber

Valentin Weber

Research topic:
Cyber Security and International Relations
Degree course:
valentin.weber ( ät ) cybersecurity.ox.ac.uk

Research Themes:
Cyber security International relations International security Violence security and conflict 

Academic Profile

Valentin Weber is a DPhil Candidate in Cyber Security at the Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security and a Research Affiliate with the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, University of Oxford. Valentin is interested in how the cyber domain is changing conflicts and state strategies. His current research focuses on the integration of cyber and grand strategy, as well as on the role of information controls in state strategies. Previously, he was an Open Technology Fund Senior Fellow in Information Controls at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University.  



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Valentin Weber and Vasilis Ververis. "China's Surveillance State: A Global Project." Report. Top10VPN. August 2021. link

”China's Quest for Foreign Technology: Beyond Espionage.” Book Review. Journal of Cyber Policy. April 2021. (link)

"How China's Control of Information is a Cyber Weakness." Lawfare. 12 November 2020. (link)

"Der moderne Überwachungsstaat." In WAS (Bd. 113) – Angst. Leykam Verlag. August 2020. (link)

"Making Sense of Technological Spheres of Influence." Strategic Update. LSE IDEAS. April 2020. (link)

"Understanding the Global Ramifications of China's Information Controls Model." In Artificial Intelligence, China, Russia, and the Global Order: Technological, Political, Global, and Creative Perspectives. Air University Press. October 2019. (link)

"The Worldwide Web of Chinese and Russian Information Controls." Working Paper. Centre for Technology and Global Affairs. September 2019. (link)

"The Worldwide Web of Chinese and Russian Information Controls." Report. Open Technology Fund. September 2019. (link)

"中国和俄罗斯信息 控制的全球网." Report. Open Technology Fund. September 2019. (link)

"Всемирная паутина российского и китайского контроля за информацией." Report. Open Technology Fund. September 2019. (link)

Vasilis Ververis, Marios Isaakidis, Valentin Weber, and Benjamin Fabian. "Shedding Light on Mobile App Store Censorship." In Proceedings of the 27th Conference on User Modelling, Adaptation and Personalization Adjunct. June 2019. Larnaca, Cyprus. ACM, New York, NY. (link

"Understanding the Global Ramifications of China's Information Controls Model." In  AI, China, Russia, and the Global Order: Technological, Political, Global, and Creative Perspectives. White Paper for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. January 2019. (link)

”Linking Cyber Strategy with Grand Strategy: The Case of the United States.” Journal of Cyber Policy. 2018. (link)

"States and Their Proxies in Cyber Operations." Lawfare. 15 May 2018. (link)

Christian Lequesne and Valentin Weber. “L’influence du service européen pour l’action extérieure sur les ministères des affaires étrangères : une comparaison France-Autriche.” Revue française d'administration publique. (158/2) pp. 505-515. 2016. (link)

Conference Papers and Presentations

"The International Diffusion of Cyber Norms and Power: An Analysis of Information Controls." Paper presentation at Responsible Behaviour in Cyberspace: Novel Horizons Conference. 5-7 November 2018. The Hague.

"Examining US Grand Strategy in Cyberspace." Paper presentation at ISSS-ISAC Annual Conference. 13-14 October 2017. Washington, D.C.


Expert Commentary:

"The Sinicization of Russia's Cyber Sovereignty Model." Net Politics - Council on Foreign Relations. 1 April 2020. (link)

"Studying Information Control Diffusion: An Agenda for Further Research." Open Technology Fund. February 2020. (link)

"Future of Global Competition and Conflict Virtual Think Tank Report." NSI. September 2019. (link) (link)

Valentin Weber and Vasilis Ververis. "Measuring Censorship on Mobile App Stores." OxPol. 3 May 2019. (link

"Finding a European Response to Huawei's 5G Ambitions." Norwegian Institute of International Affairs. March 2019. (link)

"A Bold Proposal for Fighting Censorship: Increase the Collateral Damage." Net Politics - Council on Foreign Relations. 31 January 2019. (link)

"The Rise of China's Security-Industrial Complex." Net Politics - Council on Foreign Relations. 17 July 2018. (link)

"Why China's Internet Censorship Model Will Prevail Over Russia's." Net Politics - Council on Foreign Relations. 12 December 2017. (link)