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.”
The speaker is an expert on nuclear nonproliferation and served as Special Assistant to Ambassador Thomas Graham from 1993 to 1996. Ambassador Graham led successful U.S. efforts to indefinitely extend the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Mr. Shaw has also served in the Department of Energy, focusing on the security of nuclear materials in Russia and other former Soviet states.
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