New journal article | The Demilitarisation of Cyber Conflict

New journal article | The Demilitarisation of Cyber Conflict

Journal article / 4 Dec 2018

Senior Fellow Dennis Broeders and Associate Fellow Sergei Boeke published a new article, "The Demilitarisation of Cyber Conflict", in the December 2018-January 2019 edition of Survival.

Lucas Kello is Associate Professor of International Relations, serves as Director of the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, and is also co-Director of the interdisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at the Department of Computer Science at University of Oxford.

Duncan Hollis is the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law at Temple Law School, Temple University. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

Bibi van den Berg is Professor of Cybersecurity Governance within the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs.

The debate about state behaviour in cyberspace may be set in the wrong legal key. Speculation over cyber war has moved beyond its initial poles of doomsday and dismissal. Some argued that ‘cybergeddon’ or a digital Pearl Harbor was looming, others that cyber war had never occurred and probably never would. The front line of the debate has since shifted to whether or not cyberspace has become militarised, if deterrence is possible in cyberspace, and, if the security dilemma applies, how it can be mitigated. In strategic studies, the debate focuses on...

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