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 seminar with Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC.
Moderated by Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, HKS.
Admission by RSVP only. EVENT IS AT CAPACITY. You may add your name to the wait list by clicking here.
In the aftermath of the Iran nuclear deal, the Obama administration faces continued challenges in defining America's overall strategy in the Middle East. At a time of continued tensions between leading regional powers including Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, how should the United States reposition itself in the region? What do the latest actions by Russia in Syria mean for these regional dynamics and the campaign to counter ISIS? Please join us for a discussion on U.S. policy in the Middle East after the Iran nuclear deal with Brian Katulis, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank in Washington DC.
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A light breakfast will be served.
Co-sponsored by the Belfer Center's Iran Project and the Center for European Studies Eastern Mediterranean and Europe Study Group.