The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
If they participate in military cyberoperations—intentionally or not—could employees at Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, and many other tech firms be considered “civilians directly participating in hostilities” and therefore legitimate targets of war?
Jeanne Guillemin is a senior advisor at the MIT Security Studies Program, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons, and the author of American Anthrax,
Charles Trumbull grew up in New Mexico, was educated at Yale and Notre Dame universities, and held editorial and publishing positions at the National Academy of Sciences, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Encyclopædia Britannica.
As the world looks on with trepidation at the growing crisis between Ukraine and Russia, does anyone think that the nuclear arsenals of Russia and the United States could play a constructive role? Of course not.