USA/CHINA – Preparing the Cyber Battlefield: Assessing a Novel Escalation Risk in a Sino-American Crisis (Texas National Security Review)

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 PostWar 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.

The Escalation Inversion and Other Oddities of Situational Cyber Stability (Texas National Security Review)

Jason Healey is a senior research scholar at Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs, specializing in cyber conflict and risk. He started his career as a US Air Force intelligence officer, before moving to cyber response and policy jobs at the White House and Goldman Sachs. He was founding director for cyber issues at the Atlantic Council where he remains a senior fellow and is the editor of the first history of conflict in cyberspace, A Fierce Domain: Cyber Conflict, 1986 to 2012. He is on the DEF CON review board and served on the Defense Science Board task force on cyber deterrence.

Robert Jervis is the Adlai E. Stevenson professor of international politics at Columbia University. In addition to his recent How Statesmen Think, he is the author of eight other books and over 200 articles.  He was president of the American Political Science Association from 2000 to 2001 and is a member of the American Philosophical Society and corresponding member of the British Academy.

USA – Fixing Democracy: The Election Security Crisis and Solutions for Mending It (Texas National Security Review)

Kim Zetter is an award-winning investigative journalist who has covered cyber security and national security for more than a decade, with a special focus on election security and cyber warfare. She has covered election security extensively for Wired and Politico and wrote a New York Times Magazine cover story on the topic in 2018. She is also the author of the book Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon, which tells the true story of a covert digital attack launched by the United States and Israel against Iran’s nuclear program.



USA – From Reaction to Action: Adopting a Competitive Posture in Cyber Diplomacy (Texas National Security Review)

Dr. Emily O. Goldman is a cyber strategist and cyber persistence subject matter expert at U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency. From 2018 to 2019, she was cyber advisor to the director of policy planning at the U.S. Department of State.

MENA/USA – The Simulation of Scandal: Hack-and-Leak Operations, the Gulf States, and U.S. Politics (Texas National Security Review)

James Shires is an assistant professor in Cybersecurity Governance at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, University of Leiden, in the Netherlands. He is also a nonresident fellow with the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council. He was formerly a postdoctoral fellow at the Cyber Project of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School