Hatfield School of Government. Division of Political Science
Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science: International Development and University Honors
Cyberterrorism, Just war doctrine, International law, Aggression (International law)
Cyber-attacks are becoming more advanced, and more dangerous, but can these simple 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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Hogan, Jamie, "The Future of War: Cyber-Attacks and Aggression in International Law" (2019). University Honors Theses. Paper 805.