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.”
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The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a Director's Lunch with Jieun Baek.
While the North Korean regime continues to expand its nuclear weapons program to secure its regime legitimacy and survival, the North Korean people are losing their faith in the government. Based on her recently published book by Yale University Press, Jieun Baek will describe how outside information and media flows covertly into North Korea, how this phenomenon is creating fault lines in the country’s attempts to seal its informational borders, and how this is sparking irreversible changes in the country.
Jieun Baek is a doctoral candidate in Public Policy at the University of Oxford, and authored North Korea’s Hidden Revolution: How the Information Underground is Transforming a Closed Society (Yale University Press, 2016). Previously, she was a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. Baek worked at Google, where, among other roles, she served as Google Ideas’ North Korea expert. Baek received her bachelor’s in Government and master’s degrees in Public Policy from Harvard. Her hometown is Los Angeles, California.
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