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dc.contributor.authorO'Neil, Rachelle
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-14T17:20:45Z
dc.date.available2020-05-14T17:20:45Z
dc.date.issued2020-05
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/623358
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dc.description.abstractVoting for public office is often touted as a right, and the ability to do so without interference is vital to the democratic process of the United States. However, during the U.S. 2016 Presidential Election, Russia interfered with the voting process. Given that Russia and the U.S. has a long tenuous relationship that consist of a mutual back and forth, this paper proposes that the security dilemma theory offers an explanation outlining Russia’s cyberaggression toward the U.S. 2016 Presidential Election and whether the aggression posturing was offensive, defensive, or an exchange of both. Additionally, this paper conducts a literature review of the security dilemma theory and the rise of the cybersecurity dilemmas its derivative and ascertains their applicability to the proposed thesis. The paper further argues that in relation to the U.S., Russia, as a Great Power, more likely favors cyberaggression when threatened, real or perceived. This paper uses case analysis as the methodology for testing its research question and answering its thesis. The case analysis comprises of examples of the security dilemma theory, aggression, the cybersecurity dilemma , and cyberaggression exchanged between Russia and the U.S. during the Cold War and 21st Century. After reviewing analysis trends, a discussion follows that covers gapsin this research; advanced knowledge about the theory; the thesis astested; the development or testing of the theory; methodology of cases analyzed; the sources used; measurement of variables; limitations of the study; generalization of results; and finally the reliability or replicability of the results.en_US
dc.publisherAugusta University
dc.rightsCopyright protected. Unauthorized reproduction or use beyond the exceptions granted by the Fair Use clause of U.S. Copyright law may violate federal law.en_US
dc.subjectSecurity dilemma theory, Cybersecurity dilemma , Aggression, Cyberaggression, Offensive, Defensive, Russia, United States, Intelligence Committeeen_US
dc.titleTHE SECURITY DILEMMA IN RELATION TO RUSSIA’S CYBERAGGRESSION TOWARDS THE UNITED STATES DURING THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONSen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.advisorCraig Alberten_US
dc.description.degreeMAISSen_US
dc.description.majorMaster of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studiesen_US
dc.description.committeeHeslen, John; Murray, Richarden_US
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