Tag Archives: geopolitics

Cyberattacks: a matter of war or disruption?

Cyberattacks: a matter of war or disruption?

Cyberattacks are a threat to national security. However, describing them as war is highly problematic. Critics of this stance often argue that armed conflict has been becoming virtual. They say that violence in post-modern conflicts has decreased, replaced by other forms of violence such as cyberattacks. However, war is a distinct activity with a particular nature. It is organized violence carried out by political units. Most cyberattacks are a type of non-military activity that falls under the broad banner of “strategy” or “grand strategy.” In other words, when sponsored by states, they may serve military activity as much as diplomacy does. Cyberspace is the fifth domain of conflict, entirely constructed […]

Cablocracy: the history of (and the struggle for) undersea comms

Cablocracy: the history of (and the struggle for) undersea comms

Did you know that nations and power struggle for cablocracy, that is the control for strategic comms? In the age of wireless and mobile, few people know that a long net of submarine cables connects the world and allow communications cablocracy to take place. Today, more than 99% of international communications are carried over fiber optic cables, most of them undersea. In total, around 380 underwater cables in operation literally wrap the world. Data revels that their aggregate length is about  1.2 million kilometers. They deliver internet worldwide and are at the same one of the goals and the tools of today’s geopolitics. Let’s explore what cablocracy is, then. The […]

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