A Blueprint for Countering Authoritarian Interference


The Russian government’s interference in the U.S. presidential election in 2016 and malign influence operations across the transatlantic community over the past decade have revealed vulnerabilities in democratic governments and societies that authoritarian regimes can exploit by using asymmetric tools and tactics, the Alliance for Securing Democracy notes:

Tackling this challenge requires a new strategic approach for government and society to defend democracy against malign foreign influence, one that puts the problem at the forefront of the U.S. national security agenda and brings the public and private sectors together to complement each other’s efforts. There must be a bipartisan response by the administration and Congress to improve our resilience, strengthen our deterrence, and raise the cost on those who conduct these operations against us. Defending against and deterring the threat of malign interference by authoritarian regimes also requires greater coordination at NATO and between the United States and the EU, as well as cooperation with democratic governments and civil society across the world.

Please join the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD) and former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff on Tuesday, June 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 208-209, for a discussion of ASD’s Policy Blueprint for Countering Authoritarian Interference in Democracies.

This comprehensive, bipartisan report makes recommendations for government and the various pillars of democratic society – civil society organizations, the private sector, including the tech companies, and media organizations – to defend democracy from foreign interference. The event will include a discussion with Secretary Chertoff, a member of ASD’s Advisory Council, and others to be announced.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

8:30 – 10:30 a.m.


SVC 208-209, U.S. Capitol Visitor Center,

First St NE, Washington, DC 20515

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