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Williams Piece on Handling of Russian Cyberattacks Published in Foreign Policy

November 11, 2021

Foreign Policy

Michael John Williams

Michael J. Williams

According to Michael John Williams, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, the U.S. needs a new legal doctrine to handle state-tolerated attacks. "Washington needs to unequivocally state that public and private entities of the United States and its NATO allies are off limits and that it will hold all governments that foster cybercriminals responsible for their actions, thereby shifting the burden of proof to Russia, rather than to targets of the attack," writes Williams, adding, "Including NATO allies in this declaration is extremely important, as it relies on the same logic as extended nuclear deterrence." Read more in his piece, "Make Russia Take Responsibility for Its Cybercriminals," published in Foreign Policy. 

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