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Cyber-Conflict and Global Politics by Athina Karatzogianni

By Athina Karatzogianni

This quantity examines theoretical and empirical matters on the subject of cyberconflict and its implications for international protection and politics.

Taking a multidimensional method of present debates in web politics, the publication contains essays by means of best specialists from internationally. the amount contains a complete creation to present debates within the box and their ramifications for worldwide politics, and follows this with empirical case reports. those comprise cyberconflict, cyberwars, info war and hacktivism, in contexts comparable to Sri Lanka, Lebanon and Estonia, the eu Social discussion board, feminist cybercrusades and using the net as a weapon through ethnoreligious and socio-political events. the amount provides the theoretical debates and case reports of cyberconflict in a coherent, innovative and actually multidisciplinary method.

The publication could be of curiosity to scholars of cyberconflict, net politics, defense reviews and IR in general.

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Moreover, rather than working to foster economic growth, the new computer and communications innovations have actually helped to cause socioeconomic insecurities, largely through exacerbating gaps in income among skilled and non-skilled workers, and by raising profound questions for the stability of the international political economy in terms of a very long ‘lag time’ – in which it is not certain when the new IT innovations will begin to directly impact the world economy on a greater scale. In addition to the rise of authoritarian and illiberal states determined to ‘filter’ Internet access, increasing international political economic instability, coupled with the rise of multimedia conglomerates determined to fuse and synchronize ‘information’ for profit in print, on TV and on the Internet, not to overlook American and European state efforts to enhance public surveillance in the ‘global war on terrorism’, all raise profound questions for the ability of critical individuals, academics and journalists to tell ‘truth to power’.

The idea of a ‘mess/mass-age’ almost worked, but it was not quite poetry! 3 The Internet as a weapon of war? 0 and mainstream media, and the role of these discourses in legitimating Jihadist actors, acts and ideologies. The context for this research is a new ‘media ecology’ (Cottle 2006) in which the availability and interactivity of a range of news sources contributes to a proliferation of (online) public–private spheres or ‘sphericules’ (Gitlin 1989) with loose and problematic engagements with mainstream public institutions and debates.

But the major reason that the US lost the war in Vietnam was Chinese support for the Vietnamese and the threat of Chinese intervention which limited US military actions, and kept the US from landing military forces in the north (Morgenthau 1970). Concurrently, much as was the case for the Yellow Press before the Spanish American War, the global media of Rupert Murdoch (Fox News and the neoconservative Weekly Standard, among many others), vehemently propagandized in support of US military intervention in Iraq in 2003.

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