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.”
Benn Craig is the Multimedia Producer for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
As a multimedia consultant prior to joining the Belfer Center, he worked on everything from corporate videos to Hollywood features. He also previously worked in Harvard Kennedy School's Media Services Office and across the river at Harvard Business School. He received his BA in Communication with a minor in Film Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm