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.”
Gallagher and Collantes will present the modeling results for eight policy scenarios for reducing oil consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions in the U.S. transport sector. They will present insights gained from using NEMS (National Energy Modeling System), and how these might influence future policy directions. They will also discuss limitations to NEMS, and areas for further research.
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