Etienne Soula


About Etienne Soula

Etienne Soula is a research analyst with the Alliance for Securing Democracy based in Brussels. His research focuses on how the PRC resorts to information manipulation, economic coercion, and tech exports to weaken democracies, in the EU, US, and their allies, and to disseminate its model of techno authoritarianism globally. Etienne maintains ASD’s authoritarian interference tracker that covers over 600 incidents of Russian and Chinese political and economic interference in Europe and North America. He also monitors and reports on Chinese diplomatic and state-media messaging. Etienne previously worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Hudson Institute, and NATO. He holds a dual master’s in international affairs from American University and the Université Libre de Bruxelles, as well as a law degree from the University of Nottingham.

The World According to CGTN Africa

Introduction In January 2012, the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)’s state-owned broadcaster CCTV opened an African branch headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. Shortly thereafter, CCTV Africa—later rebranded as CGTN Africa—began publis [...]

2024-01-23T13:33:25-05:00January 23, 2024|By |

What to Watch: ASD at GMF Experts Weigh in on the 2024 US Presidential Primaries

This year’s US presidential primaries will determine who will lead the country come January 2025 amid growing autocratic threats to American democracy. Experts from the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund are monitoring and a [...]

Our Experts’ 2023 Policy Wish List to Strengthen Democracy

At the start of the new year, we asked our experts to each put forth one recommendation that would strengthen democracy during a period of declining trust, emboldened autocrats, and war. Their answers touch on a variety of issues—from the war in Ukr [...]

What Foreign Policy for Meloni’s Italy?

Federico Castiglioni is a Researcher working in the program “EU, politics and institutions” at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI). Etienne Soula is a research analyst at the Alliance for Securing Democracy as the German Marshall Fund of the U [...]

2022-11-16T11:55:15-05:00November 10, 2022|By |

What to Watch: ASD at GMF Experts Weigh in on US 2022 Midterms

Tomorrow’s midterm elections will be a benchmark for the state of American democracy. As early voting surges, people around the country (and the world) are watching to see what happens in what is perhaps the most important midterm election in recent [...]

Hamilton Toplines: October 5–11, 2022

Russia Monitored Russian accounts tweeted 11,856 times from October 5 to October 11, generating 200,189 retweets and 626,538 likes. Russian state media and diplomats last week provided extensive coverage of the Crimean bridge explosion on October 8, [...]

2022-10-13T17:52:41-04:00October 13, 2022|By and |
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