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.”
Karman was a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011. She received the prize for her work as a journalist and political activist in Yemen. Her address is the keynote for a CPL research conference, "Culture, Identity, and Change in the Middle East: Insights for Conflict and Negotiation."
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