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.”
Adaobi Ezeokoli is a Communications Fellow at the Belfer Center. She is a communications expert with over 15 years of experience in communications, media development and journalism. She is also a public health expert, with expertise in health communications, advocacy, and research.
Ada recently earned a Master’s in Public Administration, Public Policy and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and is an Edward S. Mason Fellow Alumni. During her year at the Kennedy School she served as the Editor-In-Chief of the Africa Policy Journal. She most recently served as Communications Strategy Intern for the TAPP Project team under the Belfer Center. She is an Obama Africa Leader and a Cherie Blair Foundation Mentee Alumni.
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