Examining Drivers of Conflict

Modern conflict and instability often reach through the cyber domain, leveraging cyber tools and cyber-enabled technologies to effect change. Emerging technologies and cyber tools are accessible to a wide range of actors, creating additional paths by which they can pursue their goals, whether they be financial, ideological, or traditionally strategic. This portfolio of work examines the intersection of markets and conflict occurring in and through cyberspace, with particular attention given to the nonstate actors.



On Breaking Things: Melding Cyber and Kinetic in Conflict

THU, APRIL 20, 2023

A panel discussion on lethal outcomes of cyber operations, coordination between cyber and kinetic forces, and integration of cyber options in future warfare within the context of larger intelligence and military behaviors.

The Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, under the Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab), works at the nexus of geopolitics and cybersecurity to craft strategies to help shape the conduct of statecraft and to better inform and secure users of technology.