Article 2(4) and Cyber Warfare: How do Old Rules Control the Brave New World?

Jason D. Jolley


With the past attacks on Iranian nuclear infrastructure utilizing sophisticated weaponized computer code, such as the Flame worm, (Note 1) Stuxnet (Note 2) virus and Duqu (Note 3) worm, it is apparent that the age of cyberwarfare (Note 4) is upon us. While many commentators have been predicting this eventuality (Note 5) the transition from theory to reality has exposed gaps within the international legal framework regulating the use of force by states. (Note 6)

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