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.”
Belfer Center Seminar "The Democratization Process in the Arab Gulf," with Ghanim Al-Najjar, Director of the Center for Strategic and Future Studies at Kuwait University.
Dr. Al-Najjar is a specialist on Middle East politics, democratization, and human rights. He will offer his insights on the democratization process in the Arab Gulf.