New Book Explores Cyber War and Russian Aggression Against Ukraine

The NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is pleased to announce the book launch of Cyber War in Perspective: Russian Aggression against Ukraine, edited by Centre Ambassador Kenneth Geers.

The book features 18 chapters by scholars and practitioners, which address the nature of modern military conflict – especially its cyber component – against the backdrop of the Ukraine crisis (2013-2015). It addresses vital questions such as: What role have computer network operations played in the Ukraine war? To what extent is this case study similar to, or different from, other modern conflicts? Is cyber war now a reality – or is it still closer to science fiction? Do states today limit their use of computer hacking? Can cyber attacks give soldiers more than a tactical edge on the battlefield? What external factors are influencing the use of cyber operations? How does Russia currently use its cyber capabilities, and will that change in the future?

The book launch will be held on Tuesday, December 1st at the ‘Bordoo’ restaurant in the Three Sisters Hotel (Pikk 71/Tolli 2, Tallinn). Snacks and coffee are served from 9.30 and the 2-hour program begins at 10.00.

A discussion will be led by NATO CCD COE Director Sven Sakkov and feature the Editor Kenneth Geers, as well as three of the book’s authors (Margarita Levin Jaitner, Henry Rõigas and Liisa Past).

To register for the event, please send your full name and affiliation to events -at- no later than 15.00 on November 26.

An online version of the book will be available for free from the Centre’s Cyber Defence Library.


The Tallinn-based NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence is a NATO-accredited knowledge hub, think-tank and training facility. The international military organisation focuses on interdisciplinary applied research and development, as well as consultations, trainings and exercises in the field of cyber security. The Centre’s mission is to enhance capability, cooperation and information-sharing between NATO, Allies and partners in cyber defence.

Membership of the Centre is open to all Allies. The Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the USA have signed on as sponsoring nations. Austria and Finland have joined the Centre as contributing participants. The Centre is funded and staffed by these member nations.