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.”
Is China serious about replacing the US as the dominant power in Asia for the foreseeable future? Could Americans accept becoming No. 2? Is war between Washington and Beijing inevitable?
Please join Samantha Power and Graham Allison for an exclusive conversation about these and other timely questions to mark the launch of his new book, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?
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