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.”
A seminar with Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School. Part of the spring 2015 study group led by MEI Visiting Scholar Michael C. Hudson: "Rethinking the Arab State: The Collapse of Legitimacy in Arab Politics." To learn more about the series, click here.
Please note: Registration for this event has closed and the event is at capacity. You will have received a separate email confirming your seat if you already registered for the event. If you would still like to add your name to the wait list, please email Chris Mawhorter at email@example.com.
Study Group participants are encouraged to buy or loan the following book. This seminar will focus on topics covered in Chapter 12 of the book:
Beyond the Arab Spring: Authoritarianism and Democracy in the Arab World. Brynen, Rex, Moore, Pete W., Salloukh, Bassel F., Zahar, Marie-Joelle, Lynne Reinner Publishing, November 2012.
Additional Readings: TBD.
For more about Prof. Stephen M. Walt, click here.