Lost in the furor over what Moscow did or did not do, and what effects it did or did not have, is the broader question of what this incident says about Russian intentions and aims. Just how unusual was it for great powers to interfere in a democracy’s electoral processes, and just how outraged should Americans be by the alleged activities?
Dr Andreas Goldthau is Professor of International Relations at Royal Holloway University of London and Associate with the Geopolitics of Energy Project at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and Inernational Affairs. He is also a Fellow at King's College's Russia Institute. Prior to joining Royal Holloway, Dr. Goldthau served as Professor at Central European University's School of Public Policy, as Adjunct Professor at John Hopkins' MSc program in energy policy and climate, and as a Transatlantic Postdoc Fellow in International Relations and Security with the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, the RAND Corporation and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.
Dr Goldthau's academic interests focus on energy security and global governance issues related to oil and gas. His publications include Energy Union. Europe's new Liberal Mercantilism? (Palgrave 2016), A Liberal Actor in a Realist World: The EU Regulatory State and the Global Political Economy of Energy (Oxford University Press, 2015), The Global Energy Challenge: Environment, Development and Security (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), the Wiley Handbook on Global Energy Policy (Wiley Blackwell, 2013), Dynamics of Energy Governance in Europe and Russia (Palgrave, 2012), Global Energy Governance: The New Rules of the Game (Brookings Press, 2010), Imported Oil and US National Security (RAND, 2009) and OPEC (Hanser, 2009).Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm