The article examines the U.S. government's decision in 2016 to handover controls of the Internet's backbone to a private company known as ICANN. Grabowski, an Internet Law professor, concludes that Amerca's abdication has been a disaster and, consequently, the future of the Internet as we know it is now imperiled.
Here's the abstract of Grabowski's piece: "As the two-year anniversary of its abdication approaches, U.S. government officials recently caused a stir by publicly questioning whether they should reassert their control over the Internet’s administrative functions. ICANN, the non-governmental organization that now independently oversees the Internet’s backbone, has arguably been plagued by mission creep, budget problems, and challenges to its authority. Although reversing the handover may be difficult, this paper argues that U.S. officials are justified in putting pressure on ICANN."