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 panel conversation with Mona Eltahawy, Columnist, Toronto Star, The Jerusalem Report & Politiken; Tarek Masoud, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, HKS; and Charles Sennott, Vice President, Executive Editor & Co-founder, GlobalPost.
Event Moderators: Tina Brown, Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Beast & Newsweek Event CoSponsors: HKS Middle East Initiative; The Open Hands Initiative; The Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy
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