Global Consequences of Escalating U.S.-Russia Cyber Conflict

Cyber conflicts involving state actors are quickly becoming a geopolitical reality. Perhaps the most cited example, the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, is a continued source of conflict in U.S.-Russia relations. In his recent Cyber Conflict Analysis for the Council on Foreign Relations, Centre Research Associate Lukasz Olejnik explores the offensive cyber operation conducted by the U.S. Cyber Command against the Internet Research Agency, the “Russian troll factory” linked to using disinformation campaigns during the 2016 elections, and the issues these conflicts create.

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