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.”
What Happens When China Becomes Number One?
Albert H. Gordon Lecture
For the first time in more than 200 years, a non-Western power, China, will have the largest economy in the world, changing the world order. What are the priorities of Chinese leaders? What impact have American policies had on China? Will China behave as America does when China becomes number one?
The Albert H. Gordon Lecture focuses on finance and public policy with special attention to the internationalization of finance.