Digital Front Lines

Combating cyber operations in warfare.

The scale and scope of cyber operations in the lead-up to and since Russia’s February 2022 full-scale invasion of Ukraine are unprecedented and have ushered in a new era of hybrid warfare. The use of cyber operations for destruction, espionage, and foreign influence in war against both military and civilian targets present myriad and urgent challenges for the prevention and resolution of armed conflicts going forward. 

Recognizing the need to elevate awareness of cyber operations in armed conflict, FP Analytics, the independent research division of The FP Group, produced Digital Front Lines with support from Microsoft. The report, featuring original research by FP Analytics and contributions from leaders from across sectors, confronts the reality of modern hybrid warfare and the necessary collaborations across government, industry, and civil society that can mitigate its most destructive impacts.

Against the backdrop of the 78th United Nations General Assembly, join Foreign Policy and our partners at Microsoft for the public launch of this new report and a wide-ranging discussion about the impact and implications of increasing hybrid attacks by state and non-state actors — and how we can forge the multistakeholder and international partnerships needed to combat them.

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New York City


Ambassador Bonnie Denise Jenkins, Ph.D.

Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, U.S. Department of State
Ambassador Bonnie Denise Jenkins, Ph.D., is the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security at the U.S. Department of State. She p...

Kaja Ciglic

Senior Director, Digital Diplomacy, Microsoft
As part of the Digital Diplomacy team at Microsoft, Kaja leads Microsoft’s work on issues related to international peace and stability to advanc...

Stéphane Duguin

Chief Executive Officer, CyberPeace Institute
Stéphane Duguin is the CEO of the CyberPeace Institute. Humanitarian, entrepreneur, investigator, he spent two decades tracking how criminals groups and terrorists organisation...

Karim A.A. Khan KC

Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Karim A.A. Khan KC was elected to serve as the third Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, beginning his term in June 2021. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Secretar...

Izumi Nakamitsu

Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations
Izumi Nakamitsu is the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, a role she began in 2017. Prior to taking on this post, Nakamitsu ...
USG and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
USG and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs

Ravi Agrawal

Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy, a role he assumed in November 2020 after two years as the magazine’s managing editor. Before joining FP, Agrawal worked...

Dr. Mayesha Alam

Dr. Mayesha Alam is vice president of research at FP Analytics where she oversees the research team and leads research development for clients and partners. She previously helpe...
Mayesha Alam
Mayesha Alam


Registration and Networking
Welcome and Report Overview
Teresa Hutson, Corporate Vice President, Technology for Fundamental Rights, Microsoft
Opening Headline Fireside Chat
Amb. Bonnie Jenkins, Under Secretary for Arms Control & International Security
Ravi Agrawal, Editor in chief, Foreign Policy
Panel Discussion
Izumi Nakamitsu, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
Stéphane Duguin, CEO, CyberPeace Institute
Kaja Ciglic, Senior Director for Digital Diplomacy, Microsoft
Dr. Mayesha Alam, VP for Research, FP Analytics
Closing Conversation
Karim A.A. Khan KC, ICC Prosecutor
Dr. Mayesha Alam, VP of Research, FP Analytics