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.”
Speaker: Élodie Giraudier, Ernest May Fellow in History & Policy, International Security Program
Élodie Giraudier presents findings from her ongoing research project on the U.S.-Chilean Catholic networks, showing that political and religious actors collaborated to fight against communism in Chile, especially during the John F. Kennedy administration.
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