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.”
In December, Denmark hosts the 15th UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties in Copenhagen. This meeting is especially significant as countries come together to advance a successor to the Kyoto agreement. Denmark's Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Friis Petersen will discuss the prospects for a new international climate change agreement and potential outcomes in Copenhagen.
Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen presented his credentials to then President George W. Bush on October 3, 2005, as the Ambassador of Denmark to the United States. Ambassador Petersen has had a distinguished and outstanding career in the Danish Foreign Service, serving on the staff of two Danish Foreign Ministers and holding various senior positions as Permanent Secretary of State and Undersecretary.
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