Russian Interference In The 2016 United States Presidential Election

dc.contributorHansen, Debra
dc.contributor.advisorChristian, George
dc.creatorFisher, Kate
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-08T17:05:42Z
dc.date.available2019-08-08T17:05:42Z
dc.date.issued2019-05-01
dc.description.abstractThis work addresses how and why Russia interfered in the United States 2016 presidential election, and identifies a larger pattern of behavior that helps explain this action. Though Russia’s cyberattack defies precedent with regard to Russia-US geopolitical relations, it comes as the latest iteration of Russian cyberwarfare and intelligence warfare on its adversaries. In particular, Russia’s interference in US politics grew out of the tactics and networks developed in “Cyber War I,” waged by Russia on Estonia in 2007, and from Russia’s interference in Ukrainian political systems since 2014. To accomplish its ends, Russia perpetrated cyberattacks on state election systems and national industry infrastructure, disseminated foreign and domestic propaganda campaigns, hacked the computer systems of political networks, and attempted to recruit American citizens as assets, particularly key members of the Trump campaign team.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/75445
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/2550
dc.relation.ispartofPlan II Honors Theses - Openly Available
dc.rights.restrictionopen
dc.subjectPlan II Honors Thesis
dc.subjectRussian interference
dc.subject2016 Presidential Election
dc.subjectUnited States
dc.subjectRussia
dc.subjectEstonia
dc.subjectUkraine
dc.subjectElection hacking
dc.subjectPropaganda
dc.subjectCyberwarfare
dc.titleRussian Interference In The 2016 United States Presidential Election

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