According to David Ignatius in the Washington Post, the war of words between the US and Russia over cyberspace is heating up. A senior Russian cyber expert said that the US had already "unleashed cyber aggression against Russia and its allies.... We do not recommend that the United States provoke Russia into retaliatory measures." The US State Depatment said that it had not seen the "huge attacks" it was expecting, perhaps because the Russians "don't want a war on two fronts." The US and Russia are still talking about an agreement on cyberwarfare, but there is little progress. There will also be a contest for leadership of the International Telecommunications Union between an American and a Russian.