Conference
TLVMUN TLVMUN 2017
Committee
NATO
Country
Turkey

Author

Fons Van de Wetering
Netherlands

Cite as https://mymun.com/ppdb/9413

Date: 13-8-2017 Name: Fons van de Wetering E-mail address: fonsvdwetering@msn.com Country of residence: The Netherlands Academic Institution: Leiden University Committee: NATO Country representing: Republic of Turkey

Topic: Hybrid/Cyber Warfare

Some eighty years ago, President Atatürk said that “the future is in the skies.” In our time, the future seems to be on the internet – and that includes the future of warfare. A part of this future is that warfare is becoming more accessible – any individual or group can go on the internet and spread disinformation about a leadership or a country and will be protected under free speech laws. These acts are often the first step in formenting insurrection or a coup, as Turkey has seen just over a year ago. The question we face here is one that has to be addressed not just in NATO or in the UN, but also in domestic politics; to what degree are we willing to sacrifi...