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:
Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross
Michael Ignatieff, Edward R. Murrow Professor of the Practice of Politics and the Press, Harvard Kennedy School
Moderated by Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights.
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