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 us for an engaging talk on the most coveted publication in the world, the President's Daily Brief. Please join RK Fellow and Former PDB Briefer Sunny-Jiten Singh to discuss his experience in briefing National Policymakers. The talk will also study the evolution of the PDB and reflect upon the PDB's counterparts through the perspectives of RK Fellows from around the world.
The event will be moderated by Ernest May Fellow and intelligence historian Calder Walton. Lunch and admission will be on a first come, first served basis. Please RSVP below.
Sunny J. Singh is a Recanati-Kaplan fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center where heworks on the Intelligence Project. Sunny was a former Presidential Daily Briefer and has extensive work experience with the State and U.S. Federal government. His research interests include analyzing global events and their potential short and long-term implications on U.S. national security as well as the use of spy craft in states predating the second millennium BC. His book, Kautilyan Antecedents of the Westphalian Order, which focuses on the extent of the Mauryan State under Canakya was published in 2008. Sunny holds a Master’s in Diplomacy from the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University and earned his Ph.D. in Global Affairs from Rutgers University.