The Diplomatic Implications of the DNC Hack

Revelations about the 19,252 emails leaked by WikiLeaks on the eve of the Democratic National Conventions (DNC) in Philadelphia almost derailed the Convention and threatened to undermine the campaign of the Democrat presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. While the issue initially looked like another odd political twist in the saga of the US presidential elections, it soon became apparent that the leak actually had the potential to turn into a serious diplomatic crisis between the United States (U.S.) and Russia. On the Democratic side, the Clinton campaign quickly blamed Russia of meddling in the presidential elections “for the purpose of helping Donald Trump”. On the Republican side, Dona

Prof. Corneliu Bjola

I'm an Oxford scholar seeking to make sense of "unknown unknowns" in international diplomacy, a data viz. aficionado, and an unrepentant Big Lebowski fan ("lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's..").

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