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  1. Reflecting on ICANN 56

    By Gangesh Varma** The ‘control-of-the-Internet’ rhetoric never lost its appeal. The domestic politics in United States, particularly the opposition from Republican Senators, is not a new obstacle to the IANA Transition. The Republican Party Platform for 2016 captures the key policy positions of the Republican Party for… Read More

  2. Global Public Interest and ICANN

    By Gangesh Varma Global Public Interest is a difficult term to define. Any attempt to define it has always been met with resistance, or dissatisfaction. Yet, it features prominently in ICANN’s universe – through its bylaws, documents and contracts. In this post, I recapitulate the discussions surrounding… Read More

  3. On the Road to Marrakech, Part 7

    By Gangesh Varma Recommendation #5: The next post in our series tracking the development of the CCWG Accountability Proposal is on Recommendation #5: Changing Aspects of ICANN’s Mission, Commitment and Core Values.  The CCWG Accountability through Recommendation 5, proposed changes… Read More

  4. CCWG Accountability: On the Road to Marrakech, Part 5

    By Gangesh Varma Recommendation 7 Continuing our series on tracking the CCWG Accountability Process, in our fifth post, we look at Recommendation 7 which concerns ICANN’s Independent Review Process. This post examines the key changes and developments since the 3rd Draft Proposal was opened… Read More

  5. CCWG-Accountability: On the road to Marrakech, Part 3

    By Gangesh Varma Recommendation 4 In the weeks leading up to the ICANN 55 Meeting at Marrakech, we are doing a series of posts tracking the CCWG-Accountability process. The first and second posts by Aarti Bhavana analyze Recommendations 1 & 2 and Recommendation 6  & 12 respectively. This… Read More

  6. The World Economic Forum and Internet Governance

    By Gangesh Varma The World Economic Forum (WEF) held its annual meeting at Davos from 20-23 January, 2016. The theme of the meeting was ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’ which referred to advent of new technologies that converge “the physical, digital and biological worlds” to… Read More

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