Intelligence Interference in Domestic Politics: International and Historical Perspectives on Russiagate 2016

AHA Session 92
Friday, January 4, 2019: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Continental C (Hilton Chicago, Lobby Level)
Kenneth Osgood, Colorado School of Mines
Jonathan Haslam, Princeton University
Kathryn S. Olmsted, University of California, Davis
Calder Walton, John F. Kennedy School of Government

Session Abstract

Russia’s interference in recent democratic elections has been both brazen and impactful – but not unprecedented. Attempts to manipulate the internal politics of foreign states has been a longstanding feature of international diplomacy. This roundtable discussion aims to add historical perspective to our understanding of the role of intelligence agencies in manipulating foreign perceptions and politics. Case studies, based on original research, from the U.S., British, Israeli, and Russian intelligence services will frame the discussion.
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