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Josh Rovner, Theory of Sabotage

The practice of sabotage - the weaponization of friction - has a long history in international politics, though it remains undertheorized. This new article by SIS Professor Josh Rovner in the French Journal of Intelligence and Cyber provides the groundwork for a theory of sabotage and explains its enduring appeal to political and military leaders. It also explores sabotage in cyberspace, noting the prospects for success and the factors that limit its effectiveness. The conclusion offers three propositions on sabotage that are particularly germane to scholarship on intelligence and cybersecurity.

Read the article here.