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ASD contributes long and short form research products and analysis to inform and engage our audience on a range of issues related to malign foreign interference. In addition, we develop policy recommendations and strategies to close vulnerabilities and safeguard institutions from authoritarian threats.

Securing Democracy Dispatch

By |May 13, 2019|Newsletter|

Our Take Internet Research Agency (IRA) operatives attempt to hijack American social movements: ASD Social Media Analyst Bret Schafer’s essay on the IRA’s imitation of African-American activists online, featured in the National Urban League’s State [...]

Securing Democracy Dispatch

By |May 6, 2019|Newsletter|

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 [...]

Securing Democracy Dispatch

By |April 23, 2019|Newsletter|

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 [...]

Securing Democracy Dispatch

By |April 15, 2019|Newsletter|

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 [...]

Securing Democracy Dispatch

By |April 8, 2019|Newsletter|

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 [...]

Securing Democracy Dispatch

By |April 1, 2019|Newsletter|

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 [...]

Securing Democracy Dispatch

By |March 25, 2019|Newsletter|

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 [...]

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