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.”
Please join the Belfer Center for our annual Open House on Monday, September 13th in the Malkin Penthouse, 3:00-4:00PM.
The open house is an opportunity to learn more about the Belfer Center and the programs, projects, and initiatives that advance the Center’s mission to provide leadership in advancing policy-relevant knowledge about the most important challenges of international security and other critical issues where science, technology, environmental policy, and international affairs intersect.
There will be tables and representatives from the following programs, projects, and initiatives: International Security Program; Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program; Environment and Natural Resources Program; The Future of Diplomacy Project; Dubai Initiative; Middle East Initiative; Broadmoor Project; and Initiative on Religion in International Affairs.
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