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.”
Caroline Sabatt is a joint Masters in Public Policy and Business Administration candidate at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School. Prior to attending Harvard, Caroline served as the COO of No One Left Behind, a nonprofit working to evacuate and resettle Afghan allies who worked closely with U.S. military. Before her non-profit work, she was a business operations manager at Shield AI, a defense focused artificial intelligence company.
Caroline served in the U.S. Navy for eight years as a congressional defense fellow, aide to two U.S. fleet commanders, protocol officer to the Commander of Naval Air Forces, and as a P-8A mission commander. She deployed overseas twice – to Europe and the Indo-Pacific – flying anti-submarine and reconnaissance missions. Caroline graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture Engineering, is a 2020 Pat Tillman Foundation Scholar, and 2022 recipient of the CPL Black Family Fellowship.Last Updated: Aug 5, 2022, 11:49am