The mission of CyberIR@MIT is to reduce barriers to our understanding of how cyberspace affects international relations and how international relations affect cyberspace.

The specific objectives are three-fold:

1. Conceptual & Scientific:

  • Develop a quality-controlled knowledge base
  • Capture diverse methods, perspectives, and approaches
  • Facilitate access to cutting edge research

2. Participation & Communication:

  • Support integrated perspectives on ”virtual” and “real” dynamics
  • Enable distribution of knowledge contributions
  • Enhance knowledge-sharing with diverse options for search & retrieval

3. Policy & Decision:

  • Enhance analytical and computational methods for decision-making
  • Explore policy alternatives for security & “virtual” and “real” international stability
  • Identify trade-offs, choices, and opportunity costs.