Lindsey Guenther ’21 and Paul Musgrave have published a peer-reviewed article together in Journal of Global Security Studies entitled “New Questions for an Old Alliance: NATO in Cyberspace and American Public Opinion”. The article uses survey experiments to understand how Americans understand the NATO Article 5 collective self-defense commitment as extending to cyberspace—an open question, given that the Article 5 commitment was initially designed only to extend to “armed attacks”. It finds that the public does believe that there are circumstances under which the United States should come to the aid of an ally facing Russian cyberattacks. It also finds that having a treaty commitment substantially increases support for that assistance. The project grew out of Lindsey’s Honors thesis and was funded in part by a CHC research grant.
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