Controlling Cyber Conflict? Arms Control, International Norms, and Strategic Restraint
June 21, 2011
On June 21, 2011, the George C. Marshall Institute hosted a panel discussion brings together expert panelists to discuss and explore how cyber conflict can be mitigated. Is the cyberspace domain amenable to arms control solutions, and what would such solutions look like, or are the development of international norms more appropriate? On the other hand, given the unique nature of the cyber domain is strategic restraint by individual actors, as well as the resilient character of the domain itself, enough to mitigate the worst excesses of any cyber conflict? The aim of the discussion was to generate a broad yet informed debate that can better inform policy makers on the issues at stake.
The panelists were as follows:
Dr. John B. Sheldon, Professor, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell AFB, Alabama, and Marshall Institute Fellow - Moderator
Mr. David E. Hoffman, Contributing Editor to Foreign Policy and The Washington Post, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and its Dangerous Legacy (Doubleday, 2009).
Dr. Christopher A. Ford, Hudson Institute, Washington, DC
Dr. James A. Mulvenon, Defense Group Inc., Washington, DC
Professor Martha Finnemore, George Washington, University, Washington, DC
A summary of the event is available here.
A video of the event is available below.