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.”
Korde Inniss is an Air Force veteran and graduate of Morehouse College. While attending Morehouse, he participated in the Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program, which fueled his interest in a career in the Foreign Service. After graduation, Korde was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. During his time in the military, he served as an Intelligence Officer and was assigned to the Air Force Special Operations Command in Afghanistan and Iraq. He also served as a Combat Aviation Advisor for partner nation forces in both Malaysia and Panama. After departing from the U.S. Air Force in 2019, Korde was awarded the prestigious Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship.
With the help of this fellowship, Korde pursued a Masters of Public Administration at Harvard Kennedy School. Upon successful completion of this program, Korde became a Foreign Service Officer in the United States Department of State. Korde’s research interests include international relations, terrorism and counterterrorism, and international security.Last Updated: Jul 6, 2023, 10:18am