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British cyber option to punish Russia prompts fear of ‘electronic war’

March 14th 2018 - 15:27

Of all the ways Theresa May could hit back against Russia over the poisoning of an agent on British soil, a cyberattack seems almost fitting.

The British prime minister would be using Moscow’s own cherished method of cyber sabotage to teach the Kremlin a lesson — highlighting U.K. covert capabilities with little risk of igniting a hot war.

Politico spoke with Alexander Klimburg. Read the entire article here.

Dr. Alexander Klimburg is Director of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace Initiative and Secretariat and Director of the Cyber Policy and Resilience Program at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. Dr. Klimburg is an Affiliate at het Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council, and an associate fellow at the Austrian Institute of European and Security Policy. He is a former associate and former research fellow of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center.