Policy Brief - What if... the internet was no longer open?
Van Raemdonck, N. (2021). What if... The internet was no longer open? In Gaub, F. (eds.) What if...Not? The cost of inaction. EUISS Chaillot paper.
The 12 scenarios presented in this Chaillot Paper draw attention to the cost of inaction in a variety of areas, ranging from Russia to Africa, from cyberspace to environmental matters. They highlight the (geo)political, economic and strategic implications of not taking action at a critical juncture. Together, they apply the precautionary principle to foreign and security policy, whereby calculating the different consequences of action and inaction in the future would help policymakers take crucial decisions ahead of time.