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.”
Shivshankar Menon, former Indian national security advisor and distinguished fellow at The Brookings Institution, will discuss some of the major strategic decisions he outlines in his new book,'Choices: Inside the Making of India's Foreign Policy.' In a conversation moderated by Cathryn Cluver, Executive Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project, he will discuss his views on India’s strategic culture and decision-making, its policies toward the use of force, its long-term goals and priorities, and its future behavior.
About the book: 'Choices: Inside the Making of India’s Foreign Policy' provides an insider’s perspective on some of the most crucial decisions Indian policymakers have faced, including on the U.S.-India nuclear agreement, next steps in the India-China relationship, as well as the response to the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.