Whatever the truth of the cyber-hacking and the resulting ongoing volatile debate in the United States regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin’s cyber campaign to influence the November election outcome in Donald Trump’s favor is part of a larger cyberwar Moscow has been nurturing for the past decade. Offensive cyberwarfare is now out in the open after a ten year build-up of minor but significant attacks. The implications of this new stage of cyberwarfare has implications for MENA.
The implications are significant for MENA. If Putin planned to put Trump in the White House, then the Kremlin calculated that a Trump presidency would help Moscow in the Middle EastDr. Theodore Karasik