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.”
Dr. Laura Reed, MTA-ISP Fellow, will speak on the topic "Successful Strategies to Reduce the Threat of WMD: The Case of GOARN."
Laura Reed received her PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in February 1995 and was an Assistant Professor at Wellesley College during the Spring Semester of 1995. Formerly a program officer of the Committee on International Security Studies (CISS) at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, she has edited CISS volumes including: Lethal Commerce: The Global Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons (with Jeffrey Boutwell and Michael Klare), Collective Responses to Regional Problems: The Case of Latin America and the Caribbean (with Robert Pastor and Carl Kaysen), and Emerging Norms of Justified Intervention (with Carl Kaysen).