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?
Sabrina Howell is interested in energy policy and economics, particularly the deployment of disruptive energy technologies in China and the U.S. She is currently a Ph.D. Student in the economics track of the Political Economy and Government program at the Kennedy School, and is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She holds a B.A. with high honors in Economics and East Asian Studies from Yale University. After graduating from Yale in 2008, she taught sustainable development and energy economics at Hong Kong University and Zhejiang University in China while writing a book chapter on Chinese energy security in Energy Security Challenges for the 21st Century. Subsequently, she worked in energy consulting for Charles River Associates in Houston, TX, and then as a Senior Policy Analyst at Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) in Washington, D.C., where she focused on U.S. transportation policy and electric vehicle deployment. Sabrina is proficient in Mandarin and French.Last Updated: Jan 10, 2017, 4:58pm