RUSI JournalVolume 157Issue 1members only

Diplomatic Alternatives to Cyber-Warfare: A Near-Term Agenda

International consensus defining a framework of legitimate behaviour in cyberspace is urgently needed

International cyber-security is an increasingly pressing issue for leading national powers. The next few years will be crucial to the establishment of a coherent diplomatic framework: rather than wait and see what the haphazard conglomeration of state behaviours will bring, Paul Meyer argues that the international community needs to act now to define what constitutes legitimate state behaviour in cyberspace.

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