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.”
Andreas Goldthau is the Franz Haniel Professor of Public Policy at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt. He is also a Research Group Leader at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies. Prior to joining the Brandt School, Dr. Goldthau worked as Professor in International Relations at Royal Holloway University of London where he also serves as the director of the Centre of International Public Policy, as Professor at Central European University's School of Public Policy, as Adjunct Professor at John Hopkins' MSc program in energy policy and climate, and as a Transatlantic Postdoc Fellow in International Relations and Security with the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, the RAND Corporation and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.
Dr Goldthau's academic interests focus on global energy governance and the political economy of the low carbon energy transition. His publications include The Politics of Shale Gas in Eastern Europe. Energy Security, Contested Technologies and the Social License to Frack (Cambridge University Press, 2018), the Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy and Natural Resources (Edward Elgar 2018), Energy Union. Europe's new Liberal Mercantilism? (Palgrave 2016), A Liberal Actor in a Realist World: The EU Regulatory State and the Global Political Economy of Energy (Oxford University Press, 2015), The Global Energy Challenge: Environment, Development and Security (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), the Wiley Handbook on Global Energy Policy (Wiley Blackwell, 2013), Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia (Palgrave, 2012), Global Energy Governance: The New Rules of the Game (Brookings Press, 2010), Imported Oil and US National Security (RAND, 2009) and OPEC (Hanser, 2009).Last Updated: