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dc.contributor.advisor Downes, Alexander en_US
dc.contributor.author Rueter, Nicholas en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-20T19:13:27Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-20T19:13:27Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/3793
dc.description Thesis en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>Scholars have long recognized and debated the effects of the "security dilemma," where efforts by states to enhance their security can decrease the security of others. The severity of a security dilemma, and the prospects for cooperation under the dilemma, are greatly affected by military technology. In this article, I apply the security dilemma framework to a revolutionary new form of conflict: cyberwarfare. I argue that cooperation over cyberwarfare is made challenging due to the security dilemma, and that the unique characteristics of cyberwarfare make it difficult to break out of this dilemma. The reluctance and failure of states to achieve cooperation over cyberwarfare likely reflects, in part, the constraints of this "cybersecurity dilemma." Some states have strong incentives, however, to promote limitations on offensive cyberwarfare. Thus, I propose ways in which cooperation may eventually be achieved despite these challenges.</p> en_US
dc.subject Political Science en_US
dc.subject International Relations en_US
dc.subject Military Studies en_US
dc.subject arms control en_US
dc.subject cybersecurity en_US
dc.subject cyberwarfare en_US
dc.subject cyber warfare en_US
dc.subject information warfare en_US
dc.subject security dilemma en_US
dc.title The Cybersecurity Dilemma en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.department Political Science en_US

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