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Zhanna L. Malekos Smith

Senior Associate, CSIS

Zhanna L. Malekos Smith, JD, is a senior associate with the Strategic Technologies Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., and an assistant professor in the Department of Systems Engineering at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Waiting for Attribution in Cyberspace: A Tragicomedy

“We were so hopeful last March when the UN Open-Ended Working Group agreed to endorse all 11 of us voluntary, non-binding norms of responsible state behavior.”


The Magpies and the Cuckoos: A Disinformation Fable

The magpies have a complex and vigorous society. What happens when two conniving cuckoos come to town?


What Alexander Hamilton Can Teach Us About Cyber Policy

Let’s apply the first Treasury Secretary’s principles to, say, China’s economic espionage.