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 the Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies Negotiation Task Force (NTF) for a 75-minute video stream with Former Deputy Secretary General of NATO Rose Gottemoeller. In conversation with NTF Director Arvid Bell and MTA Co-Principal Investigator Matthew Bunn, Gottemoeller will answer questions about her new book, Negotiating the New START Treaty, covering topics on diplomacy, arms control, security, and her experience forging agreements on behalf of NATO and the United States. Audience members will also be able to ask questions.