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.”
Celebrate the publication of Muqtatafat, the first anthology of independent comics from the Arab world published in the U.S.
Edited by Boston and Cambridge-based team Anna Mudd, A. David Lewis, and Paul Beran, and published by local Ninth Art Press,Muqtatafat presents to North American readers a glimpse of the vibrant and diverse world of Arab comics, featuring 15 artists from Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and elsewhere. Political, personal, satirical and whimsical, these comics present unusual insights into the creativity and culture of the Middle East.
At this event, the editors and publisher will discuss and display the contents of the book, describe the process of its formation, and give an introduction to the world of Arab comics in general, with special attention to the legal and censorship problems facing Samandal, the groundbreaking Lebanese comics journal, which all sales of Muqtatafat benefit.
For more on Muqtatafat, including details on the publication, sample pages, and online purchasing information, click here to see the book on Ninth Art Press' website.