Democracies around the world are under assault. Authoritarian regimes are using a suite of cheap but effective asymmetric tools to undermine democratic states and institutions. And vulnerabilities within democracies enable and in some cases facilitate foreign interference. Democracies have found themselves ill-prepared to deter and defend against these threats. Meeting this national security challenge demands that Republicans and Democrats in the United States unite with our allies around the world to respond.
The Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD), a bipartisan initiative housed at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, develops comprehensive strategies to deter, defend against, and raise the costs on authoritarian efforts to undermine and interfere in democratic institutions. ASD brings together experts on disinformation, malign finance, emerging technologies, elections integrity, economic coercion, and cybersecurity, as well as regional experts, to collaborate across traditional stovepipes and develop cross-cutting frameworks.