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.”
"Power, Politics and Violence in Contemporary Pakistan"
With Fatima Bhutto, author of Songs of Blood & Sword. Public talk followed by a book signing at 6:30pm at the Harvard COOP, located at 1400 Massachusetts Avenue.
Co-Sponsored by the Outreach Center at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Carr Center for Human Rights at the Harvard Kennedy School.