University of Michigan
The digital domain is the emerging environment for which the internet and data connectivity exists. This new domain is challenging the traditional place for geopolitics to exist, and creating new challenges to international relations. The use of cyberweapons through direct cyberattacks, such as the possibility of an attack on the U.S. power grid, or misinformation campaigns, such as the one launched by Russia against the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, can expand the international threat landscape. While these new threats increase, states are widely not prepared to address the new challenges in the digital domain. This paper will use three primary sources and a variety of secondary sources to analyze the aspects of cyberwarfare, how to effectively secure nations against threats from the digital domain, and how developing versus developed countries react differently to advances in technology.
Communication Technology and New Media | Defense and Security Studies | Digital Communications and Networking | Diplomatic History | Information Security | International Relations | Internet Law | Social Media
Wood, Georgia, "Geopolitics and the Digital Domain: How Cyberspace is Impacting International Security" (2020). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. 3290.
Communication Technology and New Media Commons, Defense and Security Studies Commons, Digital Communications and Networking Commons, Diplomatic History Commons, Information Security Commons, International Relations Commons, Internet Law Commons, Social Media Commons