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 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|

Hamilton Toplines: June 14-20, 2021

A prominent topic for the Russian state media ecosystem last week was the June 16 Biden-Putin summit in Geneva, Switzerland. Russian state media and diplomatic accounts on Twitter put out Page Six-style, celebrity event coverage of the meeting venue [...]

By |2021-06-24T10:58:23-04:00June 22, 2021|

Hamilton Toplines: June 7-13, 2021

A notable narrative in Russian state media coverage of (and limited diplomatic reactions to) the G7 summit and related meetings was that the G7 is outdated, pointless, hypocritical, or exclusive, especially for not including China. State media also [...]

By |2021-06-15T13:33:53-04:00June 15, 2021|

Hamilton Toplines: May 31-June 6, 2021

Last week, Russian state media provided substantial coverage of controversies surrounding the release of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s emails and renewed U.S. interest in investigating the origins of the coronavirus. State media amplified domestic criticisms [...]

By |2021-06-08T12:24:43-04:00June 8, 2021|

Hamilton Toplines: May 24-30, 2021

After Belarusian authorities forced a Ryanair plane to land in Minsk on May 23 and arrested opposition journalist Roman Protasevich, who was a passenger on the flight, Russian state media and diplomats strongly criticized Western responses to the in [...]

By |2021-06-02T09:13:01-04:00June 1, 2021|
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