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.”
With the Hanoi Summit now confirmed, the Belfer Center will be convening a Harvard Korea Working Group Speaker Series event to assess summit outcomes.
- Katharine Moon (Wasserman Professor of Asian Studies, Wellesley College & Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution)
- John Park (Director, Korea Project, HKS)
- Gary Samore (Co-Chair, Korean Security Study Group, HKS)
- William Tobey (Co-Chair, Korean Security Study Group, HKS)
This Harvard Korea Working Group Speaker Series event is co-sponsored by the Belfer Center's Korea Project and the SBS Foundation Research Fund at Harvard University's Korea Institute. The Harvard Korea Working Group acknowledges the generous support of the Korea Foundation.