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.”
Mahsa Rouhi will present an MTA seminar entitled "An Analysis of Nuclear Negotiations with Iran" on Tuesday March 15, 2011 in the Belfer Center library at 9:30am.
The presentation analyses recent negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, focusing on the objectives and concerns that shape Iran’s position and responses. In doing so, it provides an in depth analysis of the Iranian decision-making process using a governmental politics model.