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Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Finland and Sweden joining NATO will make the Baltic Sea region and all of Europe safer with new capabilities, closer coordination, and faster decision-making, Senior Fellow Kristine Berzina writes for GMF. While presidential elections are [...]

2022-05-25T11:42:15-04:00May 24, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take As Finland and Sweden apply for NATO membership, Russia is likely to retaliate with cyber operations and disinformation to try to destabilize government institutions and societal cohesion, Deputy Director David Salvo writes on ASD’s Interf [...]

2022-05-18T09:22:56-04:00May 17, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Opting out of debates is a trait of autocracies, not healthy, advanced democracies that promote a contest of ideas, Director Laura Thornton argues in The Hill. The rubber stamp election of Hong Kong’s Chief Executive-designate John Lee hig [...]

2022-05-11T11:04:39-04:00May 10, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Introducing Ballots and Bagels: Conversations with Trusted Election Sources, a new series from ASD where Elections Integrity Fellow David Levine discusses the successes and lessons learned from the 2022 U.S. primaries with the people who p [...]

2022-05-04T09:30:06-04:00May 3, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Despite their free access to information, some Americans have fallen susceptible to the same Kremlin lies about the war in Ukraine that have traction in Russia, Director Laura Thornton writes in The Hill.  As the world unites around Ukrain [...]

2022-04-27T15:55:03-04:00April 26, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take The EU should extend harsh sanctions to most or all of the largest Russian banks, including the one that plays a central role in Russia's financial system, Sberbank, Non-Resident Fellow Josh Kirschenbaum and Nicolas Veron argue for the Pet [...]

2022-04-20T09:45:55-04:00April 20, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take The struggle between democracy and autocracy is based not on geographic delineations but on values and ideas held by people everywhere, Director Laura Thornton writes in The Atlantic. Even after the EU banned Russian state media outlets RT [...]

2022-04-13T13:54:03-04:00April 12, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements We’re recruiting for our summer 2022 internships! Research interns will assist our fellows with research on autocratic actors’ attempts to undermine democracies, and the communications intern will work with the external affairs team t [...]

2022-04-06T11:56:09-04:00April 5, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements Tune in on Tuesday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m. EDT/3:00 p.m. CEST as Director Laura Thornton moderates a Global Democracy Coalition discussion on the written commitments countries have made since the Summit for Democracy. Learn more here.  [...]

2022-03-30T09:13:02-04:00March 29, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Russia has lost the information war in Ukraine, but the Kremlin will likely continue to carry out information manipulation campaigns to try to break the West’s unified response, Senior Fellow Bret Schafer said on the Chicago Council on Glo [...]

2022-03-22T17:17:24-04:00March 22, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcement GMF has established the GMF Hope Fund to provide urgent assistance, including funds for emergency evacuation and relocation support, to our civil society grantees, fellows, and alumni who have become victims of the conflict and who req [...]

2022-03-16T10:11:05-04:00March 15, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcement How can Ukraine win the disinformation war against Russia? Join ASD and GMF on Wednesday, March 9 for a discussion with Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Oleg Nikolenko, Head of the East Stratcom Task Force Martyna Bil [...]

2022-03-10T09:22:16-05:00March 8, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements The German Marshall Fund of the United States condemns in the strongest possible terms Russia’s illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Read the full statement from GMF President Heather Conley here.  We’ve launched a Ukraine-focu [...]

2022-03-02T08:46:49-05:00March 1, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements Last week we launched the French Elections Dashboard, an interactive, open-source tool that will provide summary analysis of narratives promoted by influential foreign and domestic actors during this year’s presidential election in Fr [...]

2022-02-23T09:44:47-05:00February 23, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Rather than question the legitimacy of future elections, pro-democracy supporters should focus on how to ensure the successful counting of ballots and certification of elections going forward, Elections Integrity Fellow David Levine argues [...]

2022-02-16T11:15:16-05:00February 16, 2022|By |

ASD Lance le Dashboard de l’Election Française 2022

Washington, D.C. – Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD) hébergée par le German Marshall Fund (GMF) lance aujourd’hui le Dashboard de l’Election Française 2022, un tableau de bord interactif accessible au public qui nourrira des analyses des thémati [...]

2022-02-15T15:01:49-05:00February 16, 2022|By |

ASD Launches the 2022 French Election Dashboard

Washington, D.C. – The Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD) at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) today launched the 2022 French Election Dashboard, an interactive, open-source tool that will provide summary analysis of narratives [...]

2022-02-16T01:31:41-05:00February 16, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take The recent U.S. warning that Russia was planning to use a fake video to frame Ukraine for starting a war was credible and effective–despite the U.S. government’s poor job explaining the accusation, Research Assistant Joseph Bodnar writes o [...]

2022-02-09T11:33:50-05:00February 8, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take For months, Russian propagandists have been preparing for a potential war by framing Ukraine and the West as aggressors. We compiled Hamilton 2.0 data to shine a light on how Russian officials and state media have messaged around the crisi [...]

2022-02-02T12:19:56-05:00February 1, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take The West will not, and cannot, meet Putin’s demands to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine, Senior Fellow Kristine Berzina said on BBC News.  Until Mesa County, Colorado Clerk Tina Peters demonstrates a commitment to free and fair electio [...]

2022-01-26T09:31:52-05:00January 25, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take The United States should enlist domestic and international nonpartisan election monitors to help restore public trust in the election process, Director Laura Thornton argues in The Fulcrum.  Early this month, Russian diplomats and state me [...]

2022-01-19T09:54:58-05:00January 18, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Democracies need to reckon with the fact that their internal systems can hinder real progress in curbing strategic corruption, Malign Finance Fellow Josh Rudolph writes in Foreign Policy. Whether the United States can adequately administer [...]

2022-01-12T09:48:18-05:00January 11, 2022|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcement This is the last Securing Democracy Dispatch of 2021. We will be back in your inbox in the new year. Happy holidays! Our Take Domestic conspiracy theories about foreign interference in the 2020 election have been more damaging than a [...]

2021-12-21T15:45:38-05:00December 21, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Last week, President Biden hosted a virtual Summit for Democracy with 110 governments, during which he called on leaders to make commitments to bolster democracy before an in-person summit in 2022. ASD experts weigh in and explain whether [...]

2021-12-14T15:00:01-05:00December 14, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcement In the lead up to the Summit for Democracy, join the Alliance for Securing Democracy for two exciting events as part of the Global Democracy Coalition Forum on December 7. First, we’ll look at how democracies can regulate enablers of m [...]

2021-12-01T13:22:20-05:00November 30, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements In the lead up to the Summit for Democracy, join the Alliance for Securing Democracy for two exciting discussions as part of the Global Democracy Coalition Forum: The first will focus on how democracies can respond to digital authorit [...]

2021-11-24T09:14:09-05:00November 24, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcement We’re recruiting for our spring 2022 research internship! Interns will assist our fellows with research on autocratic actors’ attempts to undermine democracies. Apply here. Our Take President Biden should anchor dialogue at the Summi [...]

2021-11-17T10:24:49-05:00November 17, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Since the Biden administration invited leaders from some less-than-democratic countries to the Summit for Democracy, it must also ensure that opposition leaders, civil society activists, and journalists have a seat at the table, Director L [...]

2021-11-09T16:40:44-05:00November 9, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements We are pleased to join the German Marshall Fund of the United States in announcing that Heather A. Conley, currently senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will [...]

2021-11-02T15:06:30-04:00November 2, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements Tune in on Thursday, October 28 at 10:00 a.m. EDT/ 4:00 p.m. CEST for a Facebook live Q&A with Cybersecurity Fellow Maurice Turner on recent attacks on critical infrastructure, the allied takedown of REvil, and international effor [...]

2021-11-02T15:07:22-04:00October 26, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take ICYMI, we hosted an event on tackling information manipulation in Europe with Hybrid Centre of Excellence Director Teija Tiilikainen, ASD Director Laura Thornton, and ASD Senior Fellow Bret Schafer. One big takeaway: Building resilience to [...]

2021-10-19T16:21:19-04:00October 19, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcement Join ASD and the European Centre of Excellence on Hybrid Threats (CoE) for a virtual discussion on how to address the information threats facing Europe with CoE Director Teija Tiilikainen, ASD Director Laura Thornton, and ASD Senior Fe [...]

2021-10-12T16:36:03-04:00October 12, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements The Kremlin employs disinformation operations to weaken its competitors overseas, to maintain influence in its own neighborhood, and to keep President Putin in power. ASD teamed up with the Bertelsmann Foundation to shine a spotlight [...]

2021-10-05T17:25:51-04:00October 5, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements Congratulations to GMF President Dr. Karen Donfried on her appointment as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs! The German Marshall Fund is hiring! GMF’s communications team is looking for a press officer and [...]

2021-09-28T17:14:32-04:00September 28, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take The United States is failing to regulate the U.S.-based professionals who continue to enable national security threats by handling dirty money through secret channels. It’s time to regulate the enablers, Malign Finance Fellow Josh Rudolph [...]

2021-09-22T09:44:47-04:00September 21, 2021|By |

ASD Releases Regulating the Enablers

The Panama Papers revealed how a secretive Panamanian law firm used professional intermediaries in the United States to enable crime and corruption. Half a decade later, the United States is failing to regulate the U.S.-based professionals who conti [...]

2021-09-21T08:24:57-04:00September 21, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements We’re hiring! We are looking for a Data Analyst and a Program Assistant to join our team in Washington, D.C., and a Head of European Operations to join our team in Brussels. Apply now! Join GMF for a conversation with Lithuanian Forei [...]

2021-09-21T15:23:30-04:00September 14, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements We’re hiring! We are looking for a Data Analyst and a Program Assistant to join our team in Washington, D.C., and a Head of European Operations to join our team in Brussels. Apply now! Our Take RT Deutsch has become the most promine [...]

2021-09-08T16:32:48-04:00September 8, 2021|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements Join ASD and GMF Berlin for an interactive event on foreign interference in Germany’s election with Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of the Interior Günter Krings (CDU), Bundestag Member Nils Schmid (SPD), Brookin [...]

2021-09-01T10:02:57-04:00August 31, 2021|By |
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