Given strong bipartisan support in Congress for the United States to maintain its control over the Internet, the Dubai conference is unlikely to result in any real change in internet governance, at least in the short term. The authoritarian nations of the world, however, could persuade a large number of other states to get behind their project to give the United Nations control over the Internet. If that happens and an international agreement to that effect is reached at Dubai, it would be a blow to American interests even if the United States does not sign the treaty.
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