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Strife Series on Cyberwarfare and State Perspectives: Strategic effectiveness in Cyberspace – Introduction

July 10, 2018

By Shivali Bhatt     Over the past couple of decades, the world has witnessed an unstoppable and almost inevitable rise in cyber-attacks and acts of digital warfare. Just over ten years ago, the Israeli government successfully disarmed the Syrian air defence system near a nuclear facility, allowing it to destroy the base without having … Continue reading “Strife Series on Cyberwarfare and State Perspectives: Strategic effectiveness in Cyberspace – Introduction”


Strife Feature, Abstract: A Beginners Guide to the Musical Scales of Cyberwar

December 15, 2016

By: Jessica “Zhanna” Malekos Smith In Strife’s long-form feature piece for December, Jessica Malekos Smith writes about the beginner’s guide to the ‘musical scales’ of cyberwar. Using the analogy of a piano keyboard, her article aims to promote an understanding of what constitutes a use of force in cyberspace and how a state may lawfully … Continue reading “Strife Feature, Abstract: A Beginners Guide to the Musical Scales of Cyberwar”


Film Review: Zero Days (2016)

September 21, 2016

Gibney, A. Zero Days, Jigsaw Productions, (2016). (PG-13) More information from: http://gb.imdb.com/title/tt5446858/. By: Cheng Lai Ki “The science fiction cyberwar scenario is here…” This statement comes from members of the United States National Security Agency (NSA), and others in the intelligence community, role-played by actress Joanne Tucker. Zero Days, directed and narrated by documentarian Alex Gibney … Continue reading “Film Review: Zero Days (2016)”


Attacks on undersea cables: a Victorian legacy

April 12, 2016

By: James Fargher In October 2015 The New York Times reported on heightened US concerns about Russian submarines near undersea internet cables.[1] Citing unnamed intelligence officials and diplomats, the article highlighted growing fears that Russian submarines could sever the cables which pipe 95% of the internet around the world.[2] The piece prompted a flurry of … Continue reading “Attacks on undersea cables: a Victorian legacy”


Is democratic peace theory undermined on the cyber battlefield?

October 30, 2015

By: Archie Jobson Remote Control is a project hosted by the London-based think tank Oxford Research Group, set up to examine changes in military engagement, in particular the use of drones, special forces, private military companies and cyber warfare. They recently hosted an essay competition for participants in response to the question ‘Is remote control effective in solving … Continue reading “Is democratic peace theory undermined on the cyber battlefield?”


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