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Russian Messaging the Week Before War on Ukraine

Russian disinformation on the Kremlin-instigated crisis in Ukraine reached a new level of intensity between February 14 and February 20, 2022. Months of Russian warnings about a Ukrainian provocation developed into baseless accusations that Ukrainia [...]

2022-02-25T11:20:42-05:00February 25, 2022|By |

Sanctions Are A Tool, Not A Magic Wand

As Russia has menaced Ukraine with a buildup of troops in recent weeks—and even after those forces ultimately crossed the border—much media and expert commentary has focused on what the U.S. and EU sanctions response should be, analyzing its effects [...]

2022-02-25T13:15:21-05:00February 24, 2022|By |

What to Watch: ASD Experts Set the Stage for Biden’s Summit for Democracy

On December 9 and 10, U.S. President Joseph R. Biden will bring together leaders from 110 countries and governments for a virtual Summit for Democracy based around three key themes: defending against authoritarianism; addressing and fighting corrupt [...]

Three Principles for Biden’s Democracy Summit

Democracy is under threat across the globe, and President Biden’s Summit for Democracy could serve as a needed wake up call, banding democrats together to brainstorm solutions by drawing upon global successes. This is arguably best accomplished by c [...]

2021-11-15T13:50:37-05:00November 15, 2021|By |

The Five Great Enabler Nations

Key Point Consolidating the international consensus that the professional enablers of corruption should be required to watch out for dirty money would require landmark reform initiatives—split roughly evenly between enacting new rules and enforcing [...]

2021-11-09T17:09:55-05:00November 9, 2021|By |

With Friends Like These

Gulf states engaged in cyber-espionage, hacking, and harassment must not be given carte blanche to poison the cyber-realm simply because they are U.S. security partners. The Justice Department recently announced that three former U.S. intelligence [...]

2021-11-05T12:22:04-04:00November 5, 2021|By |
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