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.”
China has accounted for roughly one-third of the incremental global oil demand growth over the past five years. Although this growth has slowed dramatically so far in 2005, most forecasts envision China importing as much oil in 2030 as the United States does currently. How is Chinese policy addressing the growing sense of energy insecurity and what are the global implications?
This event is part of the Energy Technology Innovation Project Occasional Speakers Series.