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 us for a talk with Mouin Rabbani, Head, Crisis Management Initiative, as he discusses the current peace negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis that have been moderated by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. This event is co-sponsored by the Middle East Forum, Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
Light refreshments will be served.
About Mouin Rabbani:
Mouin Rabbani is a specialist on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict. He is currently Head, Middle East at Crisis Management Initiative, an independent Finnish NGO specializing in mediation and promotion of dialogue to resolve conflict and build sustainable peace. He is also Senior Fellow, Institute for Palestine Studies; Co-Editor, Jadaliyya; and Contributing Editor, Middle East Report. From 2002-2008 he was Senior Middle East analyst and Special Advisor on Palestine with the International Crisis Group (ICG). He has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and other Middle East questions.