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.”
A panel discussion with:
Sabiha Gündogar Senyücel, Director of foreign policy program of TESEV, Istanbul
Mensur Akgün, Director, GPoT (Global Policy Trends) and advisor to TESEV
Yavuz Baydar, Journalist at Zaman, Todays Zaman and Sabah, Ombudsman of Sabah newspaper
Co-sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies.