In Russian military thinking it is often difficult to discern a formalized doctrine of cyber warfare, but the totality of writing on the subject suggests that for Moscow, cyber is not an independent domain of operations but a subordinate part of the wider concept of information warfare. The term “cyber” as used in the West to denote computer network operations is alien to Russian thinking. For the Kremlin the key objective is information, and cyber is merely a tool to achieve that objective.

In a new strategic Brief, CEPA Title VIII Area Studies Fellow Sebastiano Dina explores the threat of Russian CI cyberwarfare, as well as its implications for Baltic energy security and NATO’s deterrence posture.



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September 30, 2019