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Seminar on the topic of ‘Sanctions Against Cyber-Attacks: Effective Coercion or Idle Threats ? ’

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War is merely a continuation of policy by other means, according to the famous strategist Carl von Clausewitz (1832). As the nations strive to make the world a safer place, the military interventions are, however, being more and more replaced by economic sanctions. In the age of cyber States increasingly resort to economic sanctions as a means of reaction to cyber-enabled activities. But do sanctions represent an appropriate countermeasure to cyber-attacks?

The presentation addresses sanctions as the main countermeasure to cyber-enabled activities, by which unilateral or collective coercive measures taken against a person, an entity or a State to force it to behave in a particular way (e.g. stop cyber operations), or as a punishment for not doing so, or a deterrence measure (both for the aggressor and the third parties) are meant.

The theoretical framework for the analysis of sanctions effectiveness as a countermeasure against malicious cyber-enabled activities consists of the tools of economic theory, as well as political and legal science. The analysis and discussion will focus on the assessment of sanctions effectiveness in terms of their impact on the decision-making by the affected State and behavior and rhetoric of its political elites.