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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.

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 [...]

Securing Democracy Dispatch

By |October 13, 2020|Newsletter|

Announcements Is the Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign on Iran working? Tune in for GMF’s 30-minute live snap debate with Richard Nephew and Mark Dubowitz, moderated by ASD Middle East Fellow Ariane Tabatabai, on Thursday, October 15 [...]

Debating the Debates: How Russian, Chinese, and Iranian State-Backed Media Covered the U.S. First Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates

By |October 13, 2020|Hamilton Weekly Reports, Interference Matters|

Overview On September 29, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden sparred in the first of three (now two) presidential debates. The event, which was labelled a “debacle” and a “total disaster” by the U.S. news media, unsurprisingl [...]

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