29 January 2018

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This is the second briefing in a series by the Remote Warfare Programme which will bring together experts to discuss important aspects of remote warfare to provide some conceptual clarity.This briefing by VERTIC attends to cyberwar, a subject that has grabbed the attention, and imagination, of publics, media, civil society and academics alike. This briefing adds to the debate by investigating how cyber could fit into traditional understandings of military doctrine and strategy, and therefore how it might fit in with the Remote Warfare Programme’s work on changes in military engagement. It discusses the treatment of cyber in the current doctrine of P5 states and then examines the opportunities and barriers posed by the integration of cyber capabilities into national deterrence strategies.

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About the authors:

VERTIC is an independent, not-for-profit non-governmental organisation. Our mission is to support the development, implementation and effectiveness of international agreements and related regional and national initiatives, with particular attention to issues of monitoring, review, legislation and verification. VERTIC publishes its research on verification regimes through a series of openly available publications. The centre also offers training through workshops carried out around the world, as well as through our internship programme. We help governments and international organisations in their efforts to make regimes binding by offering ratification support. VERTIC also assists governments in translating commitments undertaken in international law into national legislation and regulation. We conduct all our work in an objective and impartial manner.