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About Etienne Soula

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.

Debating the Debates: How Russian, Chinese, and Iranian State-Backed Media Covered the U.S. First Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates

Overview On September 29, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden sparred in the first of three (now two) presidential debates. The event, which was labelled a “debacle” and a “total disaster” by the U.S. news media, unsurprisingl [...]

2020-10-13T15:10:58-04:00October 13, 2020|By , , and |

Disney: Beijing’s Unwitting Publicist?

Attentive moviegoers who went to see Disney’s reimagined Mulan last week made an unpleasant discovery during the end credits, namely that the corporation thanked several government entities in Xinjiang, home to the Uighur minority that the Chinese g [...]

2020-09-16T16:43:30-04:00September 16, 2020|By and |

Hamilton Analysis: A Tale of Two Protest Movements: Russian, Iranian, and Chinese Coverage of Protests in Belarus vs. the United States

Overview On August 9, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko declared a landslide victory in an election widely regarded to be neither free nor fair, sparking widespread protests across the country. Since that time, Russian, Chinese, and Iranian [...]

2020-09-09T14:00:01-04:00September 8, 2020|By , , and |
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