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 discussion about the current events, as well as the background surrounding the Israeli and Palestinian conflic
Event Moderators: Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy and International Politics at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Event CoSponsors: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs