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.”
Yue Guo is a former postdoctoral research fellow with the Project on Managing the Atom. He received his Ph.D degree in in Public Management from Tsinghua University, China in July 2015.
His research mainly focuses on the social acceptance of new energy technology innovation. In his dissertation, he analyzed the factors influencing the public acceptance of nuclear power technology and the roles of government policies and public participation. He previously conducted research on local acceptance of wind power in China with HKS Assistant Professor Laura Diaz Anadon, Former Science, Technology, and Public Policy Fellow Jun Su, and Former Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group Fellow Peng Ru.Last Updated: Jan 16, 2020, 3:26pm