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. Richard T. Cupitt will discuss the UNSC Resolution 1540 and Closing the Gaps in the Nonproliferation Regimes at his MTA Seminar.
In 2005 Cupitt also became the first Expert-on-Mission to the 1540 Committee of the United Nations Security Council, currently reviewing the policies and practices of the Member States in preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery to non-State actors.
RSVPs are not required, however attendance is limited to first-come, first served.