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.”
About the projects:
THE TECHNOLOGY AND PUBLIC PURPOSE (TAPP) PROJECT
Led by former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter the Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project works to ensure that emerging technologies are developed in ways that serve the overall public good.
STPP’s goal is to bring science and technology into the design of good public policy.
THE FUTURE OF DIPLOMACY PROJECT
Promoting the study and understanding of diplomacy, negotiation and statecraft in international politics today - including the vital role that a well-governed application of technology plays.
THE CYBER PROJECT
Using interdisciplinary approaches to tackle pressing questions in protecting our infrastructure, institutions, governments, and public from cyberattacks from a spectrum of threats.
An interdisciplinary team that seeks to explore China’s capabilities and intentions in cyberspace. The project aims to offer thoughtful, in-depth, evidence-based analysis to inform public discourse on Chinese cyber issues.
Bringing together a unique combination of bipartisan experts in the political, cyber, technology and national security fields to identify and recommend strategies and tools to protect democratic processes and systems from cyber and information attacks.
Exploring how governments can reshape themselves for the 21st century, and what new governance systems will be needed to enable, and constrain their new capabilities. Also looking at what is the minimum viable knowledge government officials need of digital technologies to effectively lead public institutions.