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 discussion with distinguished experts from Saudi Arabia on the Kingdom's policies in the Middle East, as seen through the prisms of energy and financial security. The panelists include:
Dr. Mohammed Al Sabban, Professor, King Abdulaziz University; former advisor to Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
Mr. Ali Al Shihabi, Founder, Rasmala Investment Bank
and Dr. Abdulaziz al Fahad, Principal of Abdulaziz al Fahad Law Firm.
This panel will be moderated by Professor Henry Lee, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.