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Biden Puts Oligarchs on Notice

While President Joe Biden’s critics have been arguing that sitting down with Putin on June 16 would look weak and wobbly, White House officials have kept their heads down and laid the groundwork for what could become the most sweeping policy initiat [...]

2021-06-08T09:17:01-04:00June 7, 2021|By |

Belarus Is Part of Europe’s Russia Problem

For years, Alexander Lukashenko has been a problem frequently discussed but easily forgotten. When Belarus forced Ryanair flight FR4978 to land in Minsk and arrested Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega, it took away the freedom and security not only [...]

2021-06-03T11:51:00-04:00June 3, 2021|By |

Iran’s Supreme Tweeter

Was Ayatollah Khamenei behind a now-banned Twitter account that threatened to assassinate former President Trump? Recently, Twitter permanently suspended an account—@Khamenei_site–following a tweet that was widely interpreted as a thinly veiled thr [...]

2021-02-03T12:43:42-05:00February 2, 2021|By and |

How Russia Divides America

In his new YouTube series Trust But Verify, Non-Resident Fellow Clint Watts looks at different parts of Russia's information manipulation operations and their impact on the United States.  It’s now common knowledge that Russia has an interest in in [...]

2021-02-09T12:01:37-05:00January 26, 2021|By |

GMF’s What to Watch in 2021

This article was originally published on GMF's blog on January 8, 2021. As the world watched with growing disbelief, the end of 2020 and the start of 2021 merged into a long transition as Donald Trump’s refusal to concede that he had lost last Nove [...]

2021-01-19T11:28:01-05:00January 8, 2021|By |

Our Experts’ 2021 Foreign Interference Policy Wishlist

Every December, the Alliance for Securing Democracy team tries to take a step back and look at the foreign interference landscape, and to take stock of where new laws and policies would have the greatest impact at strengthening our institutions from [...]

2021-01-05T12:14:14-05:00December 21, 2020|By |
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