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Lilliputian States in Digital Affairs and Cyber Security

Lilliputian States in Digital Affairs and Cyber Security

In this Tallinn Paper, Liina Areng, a Centre Ambassador and the Head of International Relations at the Estonian Information System Authority, discusses the role of small states  in international cyber security. She analyses how innovation and technological change help small states attain influence in international relations and, through this new asymmetric toolbox of “digital power”, gain leverage in international cyber security. She uses Estonia’s success story as an example of how a small country has seized the opportunity to guide international developments in the cyber domain.