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.”
Doug serves as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. As Chief of Staff, Doug manages a team of approximately 50 staffers and serves as the Senator’s top strategist for policy initiatives, media relations, and constituent services.
Prior to becoming Chief of Staff, Doug worked as Senator Klobuchar’s Legislative Director, having previously served as her Deputy Legislative Director and Senior Economic Advisor. Before joining Senator Klobuchar’s office, Dougserved as Chief Counsel for Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Doug made his start in the Senate working as a Fellow for the Senate Finance Committee under Ranking Member Ron Wyden of Oregon.
Prior to working in the Senate, Doug worked as an attorney in private practice, including six years as an Associate at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C. Doug attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School as an undergraduate and received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland with his wife Katie and their four young children.Last Updated: Aug 18, 2022, 8:42am