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.”
Speaker: John Park, Director of the Korea Working Group and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Moderator: Susan Pharr, Edwin O. Reischauer Professor of Japanese Politics and Director, WCFIA Program on U.S.-Japan Relations, Harvard University
In this seminar, Dr. John Park will examine the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) missile and nuclear capabilities and strategic behavior; recent developments in the Republic of Korea's (ROK) policies toward DPRK; and the evolving policy debate in Japan, China, and the United States in response to the latest developments on the Korean Peninsula.
Co-sponsored by the International Security Program
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