Dr. Tim Sweijs contributed an article on information warfare at the dawn of the information age, in the Sicherheitspolitische Jahresvorschau 2020, the annual national security foresight of the Austrian Ministry of Defense.
At the dawn of the Information Age, all signs point towards the proliferation and maturation of tools and the sophistication of tactics used in disinformation campaigns. 5G will supercharge the velocity of information flows, drive the widespread adoption of augmented and virtual reality applications, and fundamentally change the way in which humans ingest information and experience social and physical reality. This will unlock a range of new opportunities for information war. A comprehensive agenda to deal with measures should focus on three aspects: increasing the resilience of our societies through more investment in Humboldtisches forms of education; strengthening the protections that shield against the deliberate manipulation of information through private sector regulation; and designing a strategic deterrence posture which includes the ability to reciprocate in kind and hit opponents where it hurts.
Read the article by Dr. Sweijs here or download the PDF on the top of this page.