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Because full-scale conventional wars are hard to imagine in our world, bestselling author Kyle Mills has Russian cyberwarfare at the centre of his new thriller. “Russia’s economy is the size of Texas’s, but it has an incredible ability to inflict damage without exposing itself to a significant retaliation. For years, people have recognised the increasing threat of attacks on power grids, computer networks, and communications. But I don’t think anyone was prepared for the effectiveness of Internet propaganda. Russia can’t defeat the US in a military or economic war. But they might be able to convince America to defeat itself,” Mills told mid-day over email.