Information Warfare and International Law on the Use of Force

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Information Warfare and International Law on the Use of Force

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Jason Barkham, Information Warfare and International Law on the Use of Force, 34 N.Y.U. J. Int'l L. & Pol. 57 (2001). Web Alt Web

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Issues: Laws of War/Cyberwar

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Synopsis

This paper will examine how Information Warfare works, problems it may create for international law on the use of force, and some of the difficulties involved in possible solutions. Part II will discuss the definition of IW and the various tools that are likely to be used in IW, and will look at some applications of IW. Part III will review the key elements of international law on the use of force. Part IV will examine the effects of IW on traditional use of force analysis and analyze some of the problems that IW will create for the distinction between force and coercion. Part V will discuss the alternative of setting up a treaty regime to regulate IW and will look at some of the obstacles that such a treaty would have to overcome. Part VI will offer some conclusions.

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