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.”
What is the Best Achievable Nuclear Reactor? Safety has always been a criterion for nuclear reactor design, but in addition to safety we design for security, sustainability, economic viability, as well as intergenerational justice. The evolution of nuclear reactor generations (I, II, III, III+ and IV) will be reviewed in this talk, led by MTA/ISP Research Fellow Behnam Taebi.