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.”
Join the Middle East Initiative for our annual Open House at 4pm on Tuesday, September 5th, in the MEI Suite (1 Brattle Square, 4th Floor, #470)!
This event is an opportunity to learn about MEI's exciting lineup of fall events and array of student opportunities, and to meet this year's community of Fellows. Whether you're a scholar, student, or simply someone keenly interested in Middle Eastern affairs, we invite you to learn about our programs, enjoy some refreshments, and welcome the new academic year with us!