The Chinese Communist Party is increasingly adapting its domestic coercive tactics to influence and interfere in foreign democratic countries. Find ASD’s work on the tools China uses—ranging from the weaponization of its economy to Beijing’s attempts to control global and domestic narratives—to interfere in democracies on this page.

Hamilton Toplines: July 26-August 1, 2021

Russia As with most international media outlets, Russian state media outlets focused heavily on coverage of the Tokyo Olympics last week, a topic discussed in more detail in a recently published ASD blog post. They also continued to stoke vaccine sk [...]

By |2021-08-04T10:19:39-04:00August 3, 2021|

Hamilton Toplines: July 19-25, 2021

Russia The announcement of a U.S.-Germany deal on Nord Stream 2 last week provoked some criticism from Russian diplomats, who objected to the agreement’s “hostile” stance toward Russia. RIA Novosti also ran at least a couple of articles highlighting [...]

By |2021-09-07T14:08:36-04:00July 27, 2021|

Top 5 German Election Dashboard Takeaways

Germany’s upcoming federal election in September is not only important for the German people but can be an alluring target for foreign and domestic actors seeking to influence the future trajectory of the country or seeking to undermine democratic p [...]

By |2021-07-22T10:48:04-04:00July 22, 2021|

Dissidents: They Get the Job Done

Iranian operatives' attempt to kidnap Masih Alinejad highlights the critical role that dissidents and defectors play in combatting authoritarianism—as well as the risks autocrats will take to silence them. Earlier this month, federal prosecutors an [...]

By |2021-07-21T15:24:46-04:00July 21, 2021|

Hamilton Toplines: July 12-18, 2021

Russia In coverage of the anti-government protests in Cuba, Russian state media amplified calls to end the U.S. embargo on the country and Cuban officials’ accusations that U.S.-funded mercenaries are fomenting the protests. The Russian Foreign Mini [...]

By |2021-07-20T16:51:20-04:00July 20, 2021|

Hamilton Toplines: July 5-11, 2021

Russian state media and diplomats extensively covered the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan last week, with Afghanistan ranking as the third most mentioned country and “Taliban” as one of the top 10 key phrases by monitored accounts. Notable narrativ [...]

By |2021-07-13T15:57:45-04:00July 13, 2021|

Hamilton Toplines: June 28-July 4, 2021

Russian diplomatic accounts and state media widely promoted an article (English translation, Kommersant link) by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, pulling out various excerpts from the piece, including claims that the West is “imposing” its va [...]

By |2021-07-06T15:05:26-04:00July 6, 2021|

Hamilton Toplines: June 21-27, 2021

Russian state media last week predictably decried the U.S. takedown of websites linked to Iranian propaganda, including Press TV, as an attack on free speech and evidence that the United States is selective about its commitment to safeguarding a fre [...]

By |2021-06-29T13:30:50-04:00June 29, 2021|
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