Democracy & Tech Initiative

The DFRLab’s Democracy & Tech Initiative creates policy practices that align global stakeholders toward tech and governance that reinforces, rather than undermines, open societies. This initiative builds on the DFRLab’s leadership in the OSINT field, empowering global communities to promote transparency and accountability.

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UkraineAlert

Aug 9, 2022

Flawed Amnesty report risks enabling more Russian war crimes in Ukraine

By Lillian Posner

Amnesty International's recent report accusing Ukraine of endangering civilian lives has sparked a wave of international criticism and is being actively used by the Kremlin to justify Russian bombing of civilian targets.

Civil Society Conflict

In the News

Aug 8, 2022

Nonresident senior fellow Jeremy Mark interviewed in Al Jazeera on the China-Taiwan trade relationship in light of Pelosi visit

Watch the full interview here.

China Economy & Business

In the News

Aug 8, 2022

Kumar cited in UNSW professor Heng Wang’s paper on the range of actors that could be involved in CBDC ecosystems

Read the full paper here.

China Digital Currencies

In the News

Aug 8, 2022

CBDC tracker cited in Institutional Investor on countries who have launched CBDCs and how the US and UK are behind

Read the full article here.

China Digital Currencies

In the News

Aug 8, 2022

Nonresident senior fellow Sarah Bauerle Danzman cited in The Economist on CHIPS Act funding

Read the full article here.

China Economy & Business

UkraineAlert

Aug 8, 2022

Putin has forced Ukrainians to view Russian culture as a weapon of war

By Kate Tsurkan

Efforts to reduce Russia's cultural footprint in Ukraine have sparked criticism but in reality it is Putin who has weaponized Russian culture and forced Ukrainians to view the likes of Pushkin and Dostoevsky as tools of empire.

Civil Society Conflict

UkraineAlert

Aug 4, 2022

Russian army faces morale problems as Putin’s Ukraine invasion drags on

By Peter Dickinson

A new opinion poll indicates that the Russian public continues to strongly support their country's invasion of Ukraine but there are growing signs that Vladimir Putin's invading army is suffering from low morale.

Conflict Disinformation

UkraineAlert

Aug 4, 2022

Ukraine grain deal: World must still confront Putin’s Black Sea blackmail

By Oleksiy Goncharenko

The recent UN-brokered agreement to end Russia's Black Sea blockade and renew Ukrainian grain shipments is a step in the right direction but the only way to truly safeguard global food security is via military measures.

Conflict Drones

Cyber 9/12 Project

Aug 3, 2022

2022 Washington, DC Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge Playbook

Rockshot, Standingpalm, Software, Shoot! Scenario Summary Intelligence Report I Intelligence Report I Recommendations Intelligence Report II Intelligence Report II Recommendations Intelligence Report III Intelligence Report III Briefings Intelligence Report III Recommendations Scenario Summary In November 2022, while Quatar was hosting the , staff at the noticed a water-cooling issue within the plant. The staff managed […]

Cybersecurity

UkraineAlert

Aug 2, 2022

Ukrainian civil society can play a key role in securing victory over Russia

By Jonas Oehman

Ukraine's international partners should seek to develop stronger partnerships with the country's vibrant civil society sector and make better use of existing networks linking volunteers with the Ukrainian military.

Civil Society Conflict

Experts