Making order from chaos in cyber warfare law

Despite years of negotiations, countries have been unable to agree on what kind of cyber hacking activities violate international law, one of the world’s leading cyber-warfare law experts told The Jerusalem Post during his current visit to Israel.

Michael Schmitt is not only the lead author of the Tallinn Manuals, the most influential international treatises on cyber law, but also a former senior US Air Force lawyer and currently a professor at the US Naval War College as well as at the University of Exeter in England.

Alongside his participation on Sunday at a closed cyber conference at Hebrew University, Schmitt spoke to the Post about the frustrations and future possibilities that exist in trying to develop global cyber warfare norms in order to mitigate the nearly unlimited risks.

Schmitt had already authored articles in recent months about his disappointment that

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