From ICBMs to Instagram: The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Nuclear Escalation and Arms Control

Can a tweet start a war? Miscalculation and miscommunication present some of the greatest risks and challenges to crisis stability. While the United States and other Western countries have typically viewed stability through a relatively narrow lens focused on nuclear forces, others, such as Russia and China, take a broader view and include offensive and defensive forces, along with information operations. This seminar will explore the potential impact of emerging technologies, to include cyber and social media, on crisis stability and nuclear weapons policy. The seminar will make the case for asymmetric arms control as an innovative tool to promote stability.