Krystyna Sikora


About Krystyna Sikora

Krystyna (Krysia) Sikora is a research assistant for the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD) at the German Marshall Fund, where she supports research on election integrity and information manipulation. Her writing has been published in the EU Observer, Euractiv, and the Fulcrum.

Prior to joining ASD, Krysia received an MA in Eurasian, Russian, and East European studies from Georgetown University. Her studies centered on right-wing populism, disinformation, and democratic decline in Central and Eastern Europe, with a focus on Poland. Krysia played professional soccer in Poland for two years and has a BA in political science and a certificate in policy journalism and media studies from Duke University.

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Announcements ICYMI: ASD launched the War in Ukraine: Military Bloggers dashboard, an interactive, open-source tool for analyzing the reach and messaging of prominent Russian military bloggers on Telegram! Read our key takeaways from the dashboard [...]

2023-08-17T16:39:51-04:00August 17, 2023|By and |

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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