ASD convenes transatlantic policymakers, elected officials, academics, technical experts, and leaders from civil society and the private sector to address the urgent need to secure our democracies, create a common understanding of the techniques used to undermine democracies, and share lessons learned about effective defensive and deterrent strategies. 

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, and former acting CIA director Michael Morell discuss ASD’s Policy Blueprint for Countering Authoritarian Interference in Democracies at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on June 26, 2018.

Past Events

Age of Bots and Robotisation of Truth

By |May 19, 2018|

ASD’s co-director Laura Rosenberger joined GLOBSEC 2018’s panel “Age of Bots and Robotisation of Truth,” where she explained that “when we’re talking about the role of information on the internet and on social media, there’s a lot of focus on bots i [...]

Populism: Is the Tide Over Yet?

By |May 18, 2018|

Jamie Fly moderated a GLOBSEC panel “Populism: Is the Tide Over Yet?”: “The impact is not just on our own democratic politics and a question about whether we’re providing solutions to the voters and responding to their demands, it’s also impacting o [...]

What Works: Countering Gray Zone Tactics

By |May 15, 2018|

ASD’s co-director Jamie Fly joined a panel at CSIS, “What Works: Countering Gray Zone Tactics,” where he discussed unconventional tools used by state and non-state adversaries to influence and coerce Western democracies: “It’s important to recognize [...]

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