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2014/1 (No 152-153)

  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9782707178985
  • DOI : 10.3917/her.152.0003
  • Publisher : La Découverte

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The exponential growth of the Internet has revolutionized our way of life, transformed our economy, and tremendously expanded our means of communication. But it has also led to a proliferation of conflicts about important issues such as control and regulation of the Internet, the use of networks in political conflicts, military and economic warfare, intelligence work, the exercise of soft power, and respect for privacy and other civil liberties. Cyberspace has therefore become the object of power rivalries between stakeholders, a scene of confrontation, and a highly powerful tool in geopolitical conflicts. For a long time, these issues remained within the purview of a small community of experts with a scientific and technological background. Today, governments, corporations, civil society, and the military need to better understand these challenges because with the massive development of the Internet and its omnipresence in our daily lives, many technical decisions have now become political and strategic. Geopolitics is an essential tool for analyzing such challenges.


  1. Geopolitics and the Conquest of Cyberspace
    1. A Layered Architecture
    2. Planting the Flag in Cyberspace
  2. Cyberspace: States Counter-Attack
    1. In the Name of Security
    2. Issues of Sovereignty
    3. The Emergence of New Threats
  3. Why Do the Geopolitics of Cyberspace?
    1. Peace and Collective Security
    2. Democracy and Individual Freedom
    3. The Future of the Internet
  4. Conclusion

To cite this article

Frédérick Douzet, “ La géopolitique pour comprendre le cyberespace ”, Hérodote 1/2014 (n° 152-153) , p. 3-21
URL : www.cairn.info/revue-herodote-2014-1-page-3.htm.
DOI : 10.3917/her.152.0003.

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