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.”
A seminar with Dr. Philippe Fargues, Director of the Migration Policy Centre, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies European University Institute (EUI).
Abstract: The Mediterranean Sea is the most porous border between Europe and its neighbours and the world’s most dangerous border between countries that are not at war with each other. The conjunction of factors at play will be discussed, from failed states in the Middle East and North Africa to unresolved policy and political dilemmas in the European Union. Current responses will then be presented as well as alternative actions the EU might be led to take.
For more about Philippe Fargues, click here.
Co-sponsored by the Eastern Mediterranean and Europe Study Group at the Center for European Studies.
Location: Cabot Room, Busch Hall, Center for European Studies, 27 Kirkland Street.