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.”
Vidit Doshi is a Belfer Young Leader Fellow and a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University. His career began in the British civil service at a time when Brexit was the most immediate crisis and he spent two years preparing for the economic consequences of ‘no deal’ with the EU. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he worked in 10 Downing Street in the Prime Minister’s Office on data and international policy analysis.
His research interests lie in designing policies aimed at tackling the climate and biodiversity crises. Before Harvard, he worked on international climate policy in the UK government and helped develop a new G7 initiative to catalyse investment into green infrastructure in developing countries.
He holds a first-class degree from the University of Oxford in Biology and went on to study Economics at the University of Cambridge as a postgraduate.Last Updated: Aug 5, 2022, 11:55am