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. So Jin Lee is a Stanton Nuclear Security Postdoctoral Fellow. She was formerly a Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's International Security Program and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Security Studies Program. Her research focuses on questions related to economic statecraft, nuclear weapons, and interstate conflict with a regional focus on East Asia.
She was previously a Hans J. Morgenthau Predoctoral Fellow at the University of Notre Dame's International Security Center, America in the World Consortium Predoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University-School of Advanced International Studies' Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, and American Grand Strategy Fellow at Duke University. She holds a B.A. in Politics from Mount Holyoke College, M.A. in Asian Studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University.Last Updated: Oct 1, 2023, 7:36pm