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.”
Renewables are widely perceived as an opportunity to shatter the hegemony of fossil fuel-rich states and democratize the energy landscape. Virtually all countries have access to some renewable energy resources (especially solar and wind power) and could thus substitute foreign supply with local resources. Our research shows, however, that the role countries are likely to assume in decarbonized energy systems will be based not only on their resource endowment but also on their policy choices.
Nicholas Burns, a former diplomat and professor at the Harvard Kennedy School, says the cancellation of the North Korean summit is not surprising and predicts that diplomacy will be lengthy and frustrating.
Thomas Hubbard, former top U.S. diplomat to South Korea, says a meeting between the U.S. and North Korea was "doomed from the outset." Fmr. NATO ambassador: President Trump is right to call off summit today
Amb. Nicholas Burns, former Undersecretary of State and former NATO ambassador, weighs in on President Trump's announcement that the summit between the U.S. and North Korea will be in Singapore on June 12th.
Former American Diplomat and Professor at JFK School of Government at Harvard University, Nicholas Burns gives his insight on the relationship between North and South Korea following the historical summit of the two nations.
In a "Squawk Box" interview, Burns credited Trump's veiled military threats in response to Kim's aggression and diplomatic progress with North Korean ally China for seeding an environment to make a meeting possible.