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.”
Matthew Bunn, Professor of Practice, will present a seminar entitled "How Nuclear Weapons Work" on Wednesday, September 25th at 10:00am in the Belfer Center Library.
This seminar is one of two introductory "Nuclear 101" seminars this fall, presenting overviews of key issues affecting the future of nuclear weapons, energy, and nonproliferation policies.
Coffee and tea provided. Please join us - Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.