Ben Buchanan is an assistant teaching professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where he conducts research on the intersection of cyber security, artificial intelligence, and statecraft. He is the author of two books, The Hacker and the State (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2020) and The Cybersecurity Dilemma(New York: Oxford University Press, 2017). He is also the senior faculty fellow and director of the CyberAI Project at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology. Ben’s other publications include journal articles and peer-reviewed papers on attributing cyber attacks, deterrence in cyber operations, cryptography, election cyber security, and the spread of malicious code between nations and nonstate actors, as well as articles in the Washington Post, War on the Rocks, and Lawfare. Ben received his Ph.D. in war studies from King’s College London, where he was a Marshall scholar. He earned master’s and undergraduate degrees from Georgetown University.
Fiona S. Cunningham is assistant professor of political science and international affairs at the George Washington University and a Stanton nuclear security fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in 2020–21. Her research interests focus on technology and conflict, with an emphasis on China. Fiona’s research on Chinese nuclear strategy and escalation risks in U.S.-Chinese conflict scenarios has appeared in International Security and Security Studies. She received her Ph.D. in 2018 from the Department of Political Science at MIT, where she was a member of the Security Studies Program.