When news broke of a top-ranking intelligence briefing about allegations involving President-elect Donald Trump and Russia, many outlets covered the story, but only one published the salacious details. Here, two journalism professors offer counter viewpoints about that outlet’s decision, with one arguing “the information was bound to be disclosed or leaked,” and the other calling the decision “misguided” and noting that “raw intelligence of the sort is often wrong.”
As Donald Trump prepares to take office, it’s unclear what may lie ahead for the U.S. and Russia, says Russian history and culture expert Harlow Robinson. What is clear, though, is that the Trump era has already begun to change the face of the global landscape. According to Robinson, we could be entering “a very strange era.”
Russia this week played a leading role in the conversation about the U.S. presidential race, from its alleged role in hacking Democratic National Committee emails to Donald Trump’s comments that he hoped the country had successfully hacked Hillary Clinton’s email. We asked Ryan Maness, an expert in Russian foreign policy and international cyberconflict and security, to examine what this could mean for the dynamic between the two nations.
Hours after a divided European Union voted Tuesday to distribute 120,000 asylum-seekers among its member states, Northeastern convened a panel of experts to discuss the migrant crisis as well as other pressing issues facing Europe.
Russia faces a bleak future, according to former Latvian President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, who addressed the Northeastern community on Thursday afternoon.
In a lecture Wednesday, Mitchell Orenstein, chair of the Department of Political Science, discussed the turmoil in the Eastern European country and what it means from a geopolitical standpoint.
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia have begun. We asked Philip D’Agati, an expert in patriotism, politics, and the Olympics, in the Department of Political Science, to discuss Russia’s role as host and which Olympic events he has his eye on.
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked information about two highly classified surveillance programs in June, was granted one-year asylum by Russia on Thursday. The move defied […]