Invisible Digital Front: Can Cyber Attacks Shape Battlefield Events?

  title={Invisible Digital Front: Can Cyber Attacks Shape Battlefield Events?},
  author={Nadiya Kostyuk and Yuri M. Zhukov},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Resolution},
  pages={317 - 347}
Recent years have seen growing concern over the use of cyber attacks in wartime, but little evidence that these new tools of coercion can change battlefield events. We present the first quantitative analysis of the relationship between cyber activities and physical violence during war. Using new event data from the armed conflict in Ukraine—and additional data from Syria’s civil war—we analyze the dynamics of cyber attacks and find that such activities have had little or no impact on fighting… 

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