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.”
Memduh Karakullukçu, Vice-Chairman and President of Global Relations Forum (Turkey), will discuss how structural shifts in global oil and gas markets can shape Turkey’s strategic outlook on regional interdependencies, global commons that underpin energy markets, as well as its assessment of alternative power sources like nuclear and renewables. Mr. Karakullukçu will also look at Turkey’s approach to new energy technologies and highlight systemic implications for global climate change discussions. To conclude, Mr. Karakullukçu will address Turkey’s planned investments in nuclear energy, assessing the role of deeper institutional and intellectual engagement with the global non-proliferation and safety regimes as part of a comprehensive energy strategy.
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