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?
Diane McCree is Managing Editor of International Security. Before coming to the Belfer Center, she was production editor at Blackwell Publishers and a freelance editor for MIT Press, where she worked on books on international relations and economics. She has also worked at the Embassy of Jordan, the Middle East Institute, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, all in Washington, D.C. She received her B.A. in international relations from Tufts University and holds an M.A. in international relations from Georgetown University, with concentrations in Middle East studies and Arabic. She also studied at the Tufts Center for European Studies in Talloires, France, with a focus on international organizations and law.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm