First Advisor

David Kinsella

Date of Award

8-8-2019

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science: International Development and University Honors

Department

Political Science

Subjects

Cyberspace operations (Military science), Cyberterrorism, International law, Just war doctrine, Aggression (International law)

DOI

10.15760/honors.823

Abstract

Cyber-attacks are becoming more advanced, and more dangerous, but can these simples lines of code be considered acts of war? My research looks at cyber-attacks through international law framework regarding jus ad bellum, the resort to war. After looking at cyber-attacks through this lens, it is possible to declare certain types of cyber-attacks as acts of aggression, and ultimately allow states to invoke their right of self-defense in response to these attacks. My research will then address the need for international law regulating these new weapons of war.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/30630

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