Journal Article - Politique étrangère

The Virtual Weapon: Dilemmas and Future Scenarios

| Winter 2014-15


The cyber revolution challenges conventional mechanisms of deterrence and conflict management. It is difficult to attribute responsibility for and even detect cyberoperations. The growing ability of nonstate actors to conduct offensive action further complicates the design of measures to repulse it. A large-scale cyberattack could instigate an intensifying spiral of escalation involving conventional strikes.

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For Academic Citation: Kello, Lucas. The Virtual Weapon: Dilemmas and Future Scenarios.” Politique étrangère, vol. 79. no. 4. (Winter 2014-15) .

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