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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 |

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 |
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