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?
José A. Gómez-Ibáñez is Derek C. Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy. His research interests are primarily in the area of transportation policy and urban development and in privatization and regulation of infrastructure. He has served as a consultant for a variety of public agencies. His recent publications include Regulation for Revenue: The Political Economy of Land Use Exactions (with Alan Altshuler), Going Private: The International Experience with Transport Privatization (with John R. Meyer), and Essays on Transport Policy and Economics (editor).Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm