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.”
Haegun Chung is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to Harvard, he served in the South Korean army as an intelligence officer. Before joining the military, he taught North Korean defectors at a government orientation center.
His research interests include industrial policy, economic development and various Indo-pacific affairs. Native of Seoul, Haegun has lived in America, Europe, Taiwan and mainland China. He speaks English, French, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. He holds Bachelor's of Arts in international studies and economics from Korea University.