Etienne Soula

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Etienne Soula is a research assistant with the Alliance for Securing Democracy in GMF’s Brussels office. Prior to joining GMF, he was a research assistant with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Europe Program in Washington DC. His research there focused on foreign interference in European democracies. He has published several articles on Russian destabilization efforts and Chinese investments in Europe. Earlier, Etienne worked as an intern at the Hudson Institute and at NATO. In 2017, he completed a dual master program in international affairs at American University and the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nottingham and studied in Singapore for a year. A French national, Etienne is also fluent in German.

The ASD European Policy Blueprint For Countering Authoritarian Interference in Democracies

Executive Summary In recent years, European democracy has been shaken by internal and external events. European nations and institutions are confronting numerous challenges like migration, nationalist extremism, and discontent with the political s [...]

2019-07-03T12:37:53-04:00June 25, 2019|By , , and |

Italy’s Risky Realignment

Every Italian learns about Marco Polo, a young merchant who left his native Venice in 1271, travelled to China, and returned home twenty-four years later with riches and treasure. Today, Italy’s government is betting that moving closer to Beijing wi [...]

2019-06-13T10:21:22-04:00June 13, 2019|By |

Authoritarians’ Latest Foothold in Brussels

Brussels is an attractive target for authoritarian actors seeking to subvert European and transatlantic politics. Host to the headquarters of the EU, NATO, and Eurocontrol, the agency responsible for air-traffic control system for all 41 of its Euro [...]

2019-03-04T16:20:47-04:00February 28, 2019|By |

Building a Trojan Horse

The Kremlin’s efforts to influence the 2016 election in the United States are well known – even now, a special prosecutor is investigating Russia’s ties to the Trump campaign. Less well reported are Russia’s social media campaigns in Germany ahead o [...]

2018-06-24T23:53:58-04:00October 9, 2017|By and |