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.”
MTA/ISP Fellow Philipp Bleek will present a seminar entitled "How Are Middle Eastern States Responding to the Possibility of a Nuclear-Armed Iran? A Report from the Ground" summarizing his recent travels, and interviews in the Middle East on Tuesday, December 14 at 9:30am in the Belfer Center library.
All are welcome and invited to attend.