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Geopolitics of Routing by LOUIS PETINIAUD — last modified 05 Jun, 2020 11:23 AM

The goal of this article is to introduce a methodological basis for a geopolitical analysis of the Internet and to illustrate the geopolitics of cyberspace. For this purpose, we used the BGP feeds provided by the RIPE Routing Information Service to regularly infer AS-level connectivity graphs. We have analysed the evolution of these graphs over a long period (several years) and witnessed how the structure of connectivity changes with geopolitical changes. We present a set of “algorithmic maps” that we created to represent a number of issues defined below.