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Delegating Deterrence: Can ‘Privateering’ Help Solve the Cyber Warfare Puzzle?

In an era of great power competition, the UK and its allies may find that one answer to the challenge posed by adversary cyber operations lies in the distant past

In March 2019 Russia’s top soldier reiterated his view of the future of warfare. General Valery Gerasimov stated that the blending of political, military and economic measures – both overt and covert – could be harnessed to further Russia’s interests outside its borders. This followed previous work of Russian military thinkers in postulating that instruments short of open warfare are not only critical to laying the groundwork for kinetic operations but may achieve strategi

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