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.”
Please join us for a Belfer Center Conversation with Mr. Evan McMullin on "The Impact of U.S. and International Politics on the Syria Crisis," in the Belfer Library on Wednesday, May 7th.
Mr. McMullin serves as the Senior Advisor to the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Foreign Affairs, advising the Committee and Congress on issues related to the Middle East, South Asia and Counterterrorism. Prior to his current role, he spent more than a decade working on related issues in the Middle East, Asia and Africa for the Central Intelligence Agency's National Clandestine Service. Mr. McMullin will share insights on the domestic and international political dynamics at play in the U.S. and international response to the Syria crisis.