About Krystyna Sikora

Krystyna (Krysia) Sikora is a program assistant for the Alliance for Securing Democracy, where she serves as the assistant to the director. A recent graduate of Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, Krysia received a master's in Eurasian, Russian, and East European studies and focused her studies on right-wing populism, disinformation, and democratic decline in Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining ASD, Krysia played professional soccer in Poland for two years, during which time she played both for the Polish National Team and in the Women’s Champions League. She graduated from Duke University, where she received a bachelor's in political science and a certificate in policy journalism and media studies.

Autocrats Within

Executive Summary The greatest threats facing the two most consequential elections in and around Europe in 2023—Turkey in May and Poland in the fall—come from autocratic corruption within these two backsliding democracies. Both these countries are [...]

2023-05-05T15:41:13-04:00April 25, 2023|By , and |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Proposals to update voters on the status of their mail ballots would help boost voter confidence and increase trust in electoral processes, Elections Integrity Fellow David Levine explained in a Tweet thread. The decision by Japan and the [...]

2023-02-02T17:08:14-05:00February 2, 2023|By and |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take China’s proposal that the UN should criminalize the “dissemination of false information” is another example of how Beijing is trying to shape global regulations on digital expression to reflect its own authoritarian model, China Affairs An [...]

2023-01-27T09:19:34-05:00January 26, 2023|By and |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take China is actively looking to attract engineers and technologists from around the world with incentives, such as unrivaled salaries and subsidized housing, to build a self-sufficient semiconductor industry, Senior Fellow for Emerging Techno [...]

2023-01-26T16:00:28-05:00January 19, 2023|By and |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Voters’ wide rejection of election denier candidates in the 2022 US midterms shows that voters are  looking for candidates that build trust in US election processes, Head of External Affairs Rachael Dean Wilson said on Newsy.  Russian info [...]

2022-12-01T16:38:43-05:00December 1, 2022|By , and |
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