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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 |November 17, 2020|Newsletter|

Our Take European reliance on Russian natural gas serves as a cautionary tale of what could come if Europe becomes dependent on China for 5G technology—although the risks this time around are higher, and Europe has significantly less time to addres [...]

5G Security: The New Energy Security

By |November 12, 2020|Policy Paper|

Introduction Europe is on the cusp of a crucial technological and political transformation. This year, most EU member states will need to finalize plans for building 5G networks, which will overhaul the way their economies function. Only a handful [...]

Securing Democracy Dispatch

By |November 10, 2020|Newsletter|

Our Take ICYMI, in mid-2020, ASD convened a bipartisan task force of 30 leading experts to devise a national strategy for the United States to regain the initiative in the emerging competition against autocracies. Our new report builds upon the tas [...]

How to Improve Election Information Security in 30 Minutes or Less: Seven Last Minute Steps Election Officials Can Take to Protect Against Information Security Threats

By |October 28, 2020|Interference Matters|

As an election official, you’ve likely spent the past four years upgrading systems, patching vulnerabilities, and implementing new security features and procedures to safeguard the 2020 elections. But now, with tens of millions of ballots already ca [...]

Securing Democracy Dispatch

By |October 27, 2020|Newsletter|

Our Take The next generation of Internet technologies will have an outsized impact on the geopolitical contest between democracy and authoritarianism. Democracies will need to take a multilateral, values-based approach to the development and use of [...]

Securing Democracy Dispatch

By |October 20, 2020|Newsletter|

Our Take This summer, ASD convened a group of experts for a simulation to assess how government, social media platforms, and campaigns’ policies and practices have adapted to face foreign interference since 2016. The exercise revealed that while si [...]

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