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The Cybersecurity Dilemma: Hacking, Trust, and Fear Between Nations

The Cybersecurity Dilemma: Hacking, Trust, and Fear Between Nations

By Ben Buchanan

Oxford University Press, 2017, 304 pp.
Cyberspace in Peace and War

Cyberspace in Peace and War

By Martin C. Libicki

Naval Institute Press, 2016, 496 pp.

In the two years before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, hackers targeted a number of prominent political organizations of both parties, including the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and managed to steal a trove of documents pertaining to the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. The hackers got ahold of private e-mails, including those belonging to Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC chair, and John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chair. Some of these exchanges discussed hot-button issues such as the Clinton Foundation’s fundraising or suggested that senior DNC figures had sought to aid Clinton in her primary campaign against Senator Bernie

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  • SUSAN HENNESSEY is Managing Editor of Lawfare and a Fellow in National Security Law at the Brookings Institution. Follow her on Twitter @Susan_Hennessey.
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