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.”
Please join the Intelligence Project for a discussion with former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, General Yair Golan to discuss the future of modern warfare from the Israeli perspective.
Intelligence Project Director Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate.
Yair Golan is a major general in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and the former Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces.
In an IDF career spanning nearly 37 years, his assignments have included commander of Northern Command, head of the IDF Operations Directorate, commander of the Judea and Samaria Division, and commander of the Home Front Command.
Yair Golan was a 2017 military fellow at The Washington Institute. He received his bachelor of arts in political science from Tel Aviv University and a master of public administration from Harvard University. Additionally, he is a graduate of both the IDF's Command and Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.