Cyber War in Perspective: Lessons from the Conflict in Ukraine

  • Henry Rõigas


This chapter looks at a prominent case study, the Russo-Ukrainian crisis— from the protests at Euromaidan to the occupation of Crimea and the war in Eastern Ukraine—with the aim to understand the effects and the strategic role of offensive cyber operations. An analysis of the cyber incidents in Ukraine supports the argument that the underlying nature of interstate armed conflict has not yet revolutionarily changed due to the use of offensive cyber operations. The chapter reveals that, whilst playing an important role, offensive cyber operations have not provided a decisive advantage for states.

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  • Henry Rõigas
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  1. 1.NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of ExcellenceTallinnEstonia

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