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.”
While interest in nuclear power continues, the scene of global nuclear development is changing. In this MTA Seminar, Man-Sung Yim, of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), will examine potential challenges of nuclear nonproliferation associated with nuclear power development in the future and how the academic and research community can contribute to addressing these challenges. Related research activities at NEREC/KAIST will be introduced.