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.”
Jonathan Moch is a former Postdoctoral Fellow with the Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP) and the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP). Jonathan’s research interests center broadly on climate science and policy, especially the interactions between climate change and atmospheric chemistry, and the policy and public health implications of climate issues. His work at the Belfer Center focused on deep decarbonization technologies, policies, and pathways for the United States.
Jonathan has also worked jointly at Harvard as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Jonathan previously worked at the World Resources Institute (WRI) in Washington, D.C. in WRI's Climate and Energy Program, focusing on US-China collaboration on climate and clean energy. Prior to WRI, he worked at Princeton University as a Research Associate in the Department of Geosciences, where he focused on refining models used to predict the impact of climate change on methane emissions from arctic permafrost.
Jonathan is a recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, a Switzer Environmental Fellowship, and a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship.
Jonathan holds a Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences with a Secondary Field in Science, Technology, and Society and a S.M. in Environmental Science and Engineering from Harvard University. He received his A.B. with high honors from the Department of Geosciences and from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, with minors in Environmental Studies and Chinese Language and Culture.Last Updated: