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?
Philippe Leroux-Martin is a Canadian lawyer who worked for the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina as a member of a team of legal advisors who oversaw the legal aspects of the Dayton peace agreement implementation. Mr. Leroux-Martin also acted as chief legal advisor to the Police Restructuring Commission of Bosnia and Herzegovina chaired by former Belgian Prime Minister Wilfried Martens. Following his work in Sarajevo, he headed the legal department of the International Civilian Office, an organization established to supervise and coordinate Kosovo’s accession to independence in 2008–9. Mr. Leroux-Martin is a graduate of the Université de Montréal, the London School of Economics and the Harvard Kennedy School. His book "Diplomatic Counterinsurgency: Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina" was published by Cambridge University Press in January 2014.
Email address: Philippe_Leroux-Martin@hks.harvard.eduLast Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm