The possibility that decisions about the use of nuclear weapons will be influenced by information and communication technologies (ICTs) is the most serious threat that exists today.
Strategic stability is once again becoming a primary concern in international relations. The topic has received a great ...
Review of the NTI report “Nuclear Weapons in the New Cyber Age”
The subject of the interrelation of threats in the fields of information and communication technologies and nuclear weapons is gradually becoming one of the dominant topics in current international security issues....
European Think Tanks reflect on the challenges of emerging military technologies
The following points are the fruit of a particularly rich and constructive
in Istanbul on 8-9 April of the Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe. The points are intended as material for policy discussion by Task Force participants with their authorities not definitive research. But we believe that they offer a useful perspective on the challenges presented by emerging military technologies...
... by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG)
Statement by the Euro-Atlantic Security Leadership Group (EASLG)
We have crossed over to a new nuclear era in which cyber capabilities transform the nuclear risks. A successful cyberattack on nuclear weapons or related systems—including nuclear planning systems, early warning systems, communication systems, and delivery systems, in addition to the nuclear weapons themselves — could have catastrophic consequences.
Bilateral and multilateral ...
... the Russian Federation have a shared responsibility to work together along with other nations to clarify our differences and mitigate these risks. Progress can only be made through the engagement of leaders. Moreover, in every country that possesses nuclear weapons, anything relating to nuclear policy is inherently “presidential.”
The reality today is that we have entered a new era, in which a fateful error—triggered by an accident, miscalculation, or blunder—could trigger a nuclear catastrophe....
We have crossed over to a new nuclear era in which cyber capabilities transform the nuclear risks
For the past three years, Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor Ivanov, Sam Nunn, and their respective organizations—the European Leadership Network (
), the Munich Security Conference (
), the Russian International Affairs Council (
), and the Nuclear Threat Initiative (
)—have been working with former and current officials and experts from a group of Euro-Atlantic states and the European...
Are Nuclear Weapons Protected against Cyber Attacks?
We are witnessing a general trend towards the militarization of cyberspace, and nuclear weapons are no exception. What will happen to strategic stability should cyber weapons be employed? Are nuclear weapons capable of deterring cyber warfare?
Formalization of the Threat
RIAC and EWI Policy Brief “Suggestions on Russia-U.S. Cooperation in Cybersecurity”
Several events took place in 2016 which allow us to speak about the new status of cyberspace from the standpoint of military planning and combat actions. For example, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg
cyberspace a bona ...
Authors: Des Browne, Wolfgang Ischinger, Igor S. Ivanov, Sam Nunn
Dear President Putin and President Trump,
The chasm between Russia and the West appears to be wider now than at any point since the Cold War. In the absence of new initiatives, the knot of distrust is being tightened, choking off the ability of governments to discuss, let alone advance, steps essential for improving the security of all people living in the Euro-Atlantic region.
Your first meeting in Hamburg will be a unique opportunity...