Chicago Journal of International Law


Section II of this Development explores the various definitions of cyberwar, information operations, information warfare, and cybercrime. This exploration attempts to create a stable ground that accounts for widening dependence on network technologies, the challenges in separating their military and nonmilitary uses, and the threats and opportunities which result from their use. Section III examines how current law governs the use of these technologies and identifies the areas in which existing law struggles to meet the challenges of the emerging technologies and their users. Section IV analyzes the realist perspective of customary international law and its reflections in developing international law and considers the possibility that a nonstate-based governing law of cyberwar could emerge.