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.”
Dr. Asadzade's research interests include conflict studies, authoritarian rule, and political behavior & attitude. While Peyman’s primary focus is the Middle East, his research addresses broad questions and involves a variety of contexts around the world. His articles have been published in Conflict Management and Peace Science, Research & Politics, Journal of Global Security Studies, and Nations & Nationalism. He has also written articles for the Monkey Cage of The Washington Post.
Dr. Asadzade holds a Ph.D. in political science from Arizona State University, an M.A. in political science from the University of Tehran, and a B.A. in history & Islamic studies from the University of Tehran.Last Updated: