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A comprehensive, weekly recap of the news and events that define ASD’s work and mission.

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Russia’s use of the “Energy Weapon” to interfere in democracy: ASD, in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS), published The Energy Weapon, the second in a series on vectors of Russian malign influence, which ex [...]

2019-05-06T16:29:13-04:00May 6, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take In Foreign Affairs, ASD Co-directors Laura Rosenberger and Jamie Fly argue that policymakers should put partisanship aside to work together to secure election systems and set consequences for foreign actors that interfere with U.S. democra [...]

2019-04-23T16:18:57-04:00April 23, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Together with the Bertelsmann Foundation, ASD will host a screening of the film, Harmony: Latvian Democracy at Russia's Doorstep, on tomorrow, Tuesday, April 16th from 6:00 to 7:00 PM at Landmark’s E Street Cinema in downtown Washington, D [...]

2019-04-15T15:26:12-04:00April 15, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take ASD Fellow for Emerging Technologies Lindsay Gorman spoke at the NATO Engages 2019 event last week. Gorman argued that NATO and its member states are not ready to face the challenges of emerging technology in the interference space, as the [...]

2019-04-08T17:16:25-04:00April 8, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take Following the conclusion of Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, ASD published a fact sheet on Russian interference. As it illustrates, “Russian interference operations against the United States during the 2016 presidential election we [...]

2019-04-01T15:16:13-04:00April 1, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take ASD Senior Fellow Joshua Kirschenbaum published a digital brief on the national security dangers of opaque foreign investment, arguing that “undeclared foreign investments allow malign actors to cultivate political influence, gain economic [...]

2019-03-25T13:57:41-04:00March 25, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take In a new paper, ASD Director Laura Rosenberger and Research Assistant Tom Morley show how the Russian government and its proxies nurture and shape illiberal populist movements as a means of destabilizing the West. Earlier this month, Rosen [...]

2019-03-18T15:25:46-04:00March 18, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take ASD Co-directors Laura Rosenberger and Jamie Fly spoke about how Russia, China, and others use the authoritarian toolkit to interfere in democracies with Will Inboden, executive director of the Clements Center for National Security at the [...]

2019-03-11T14:02:12-04:00March 11, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take ASD Director Laura Rosenberger and Co-Director Jamie Fly spoke at the George W. Bush Institute at Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs last week. They also gave an [...]

2019-03-04T10:40:24-04:00March 4, 2019|By |

Securing Democracy Dispatch

Our Take ASD Co-Directors Laura Rosenberger and Jamie Fly published an op-ed in The Dallas Morning News arguing that “political divisions, which Russia's efforts exploit, are hindering our ability to respond forcefully to this threat [of foreign in [...]

2019-02-25T14:53:53-04:00February 25, 2019|By |
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