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.”
Alejandro Nuñez-Jimenez is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Belfer's Center Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) and the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP). He investigates the role of hydrogen in the decarbonization of energy systems across different countries. With a focus on their technology policy, economics, and geopolitical dimensions, Alejandro's research concentrates on the innovation and diffusion of hydrogen technologies.
Alejandro holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland, and an M.Sc. with honours in Energy Management and Sustainability from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He also holds a B.Sc. with honours in Energy Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain.Last Updated: Oct 2, 2020, 2:18pm