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.”
Professor Randall Schweller focuses on theories of world politics, international security, and strategic studies. He is the author of Unanswered Threats: Political Constraints on the Balance of Power (Princeton University Press, 2006) and Deadly Imbalances: Tripolarity and Hitler's Strategy of World Conquest ; as well as articles in journals such as World Politics , International Studies Quarterly , International Security , American Political Science Review , American Journal of Political Science , Review of International Studies , and Security Studies. He is currently a member of the editorial board of International Security. In 1993, he received a John M. Olin Post-Doctoral Fellowship in National Security at the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.
Unanswered Threats: Political Constraints on the Balance of Power (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2006).
“Unanswered Threats: A Neoclassical Realist Theory of Underbalancing.” International Security, Vol. 29, No. 2 (Fall 2004), pp. 159-201.Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017, 5:15pm