Workshop Report: The Transatlantic Dialogue on Military Cyber Operations-Amsterdam

In Aug. 2019, Bobby Chesney (from Strauss Center at the University of Texas at Austin) and Max Smeets (from ETH Zurich and also Stanford University’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC)) convened a workshop in Amsterdam focusing on military operations in the cyber domain, from a transatlantic perspective. The “Transatlantic Dialogue on Military Cyber Operations—Amsterdam” gathered experts from military, civilian, and academic institutions hailing from a range of countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Estonia, and France. It was made possible by generous support from the Hewlett Foundation, for which we are most grateful.

Though the event was conducted subject to the Chatham House Rule, we did produce a workshop report capturing the substance of the dialogue. For this we are indebted to the workshop rapporteur, Monica Kaminska (Oxford).

The full report is posted here. It tracks the sequence of panels at the workshop, covering the following subjects:

  • The European Policy Landscape
  • Key U.S. Concepts: Persistent Engagement and Defending Forward
  • Assessing the Risks
  • Procedures and Implications of Out-of-Network Operations in Allied Networks
  • Avenues for Coordination and Cooperation amongst Allied Countries

This article was first published by Lawfare

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