Short-form insights and rapid-reaction analysis of breaking news and global events.

China’s European Playbook

ASD Director Laura Rosenberger and Julie Smith discuss China's malign influence efforts in Europe.  The views expressed in GMF publications and commentary are the views of the author alone. [...]

2020-11-16T17:06:13-05:00November 16, 2020|By |

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 |

Introductory Video: Covert Foreign Money

ASD Fellow for Malign Finance Josh Rudolph gives readers a short introduction to his recently released paper Covert Foreign Money: Financial Loopholes Exploited by Authoritarians to Fund Political Interference in Democracies, co-authored with Resear [...]

2020-08-19T13:21:46-04:00August 18, 2020|By and |
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