The US and Russia in the Trump ‘era’: How might Trump’s election victory affect US-Russian relations, and what might this mean for the rest of the world?

The 2016 US presidential elections were unprecedented not only in their lack of focus on concrete policy ideas, but also on the level of Russian interest, and even perhaps involvement. During the election campaigns, accusations emerged from the Democrats that Russian hackers had carried out attacks against US political organisations to interfere with the election. Indeed, the hacked emails released by WikiLeaks are purported to have come from Russian sources. With this in mind, it should be considered how the election of soon-to-be ‘President Trump’ might affect relations between the…

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