The overarching question imparting urgency to this exploration is: Can U.S.-Russian contention in cyberspace cause the two nuclear superpowers to stumble into war? In considering this question we were constantly reminded of recent comments by a prominent U.S. arms control expert: At least as dangerous as the risk of an actual cyberattack, he observed, is cyber operations’ “blurring of the line between peace and war.” Or, as Nye wrote, “in the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user.”
Mr. Phillip Scanlan AM commenced the role of Australian Consul General in New York in April 2009. Consul General Phillip Scanlan's distinguished career spans business, education, public policy and non‐government organisation (NGO) entrepreneurship. He has more than 25 years of international experience in senior, chief executive and chairman roles with public companies
He is the founder of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue, which plays an influential and bipartisan role in building links between Australia and the United States.