There are concrete steps the Biden administration can take to check Russia and China's actions and arrest democratic backsliding.
Jessica Brandt is Head of Research and Policy for the Alliance for Securing Democracy and a Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She was previously a Fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, where her research focused on multilateral institutions and geopolitics. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the American Ditchley Foundation, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a David Rockefeller Fellow of the Trilateral Commission.
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Democrats and Republicans alike should prioritize responding to interference from Beijing, imposing additional sanctions on malign actors, closing financial loopholes, raising standards for technology companies and improving election security.
In March, Facebook took down more than 2,600 pages, groups and accounts engaged in sweeping coordinated information operations on its platforms—an important step in the platform’s effort to prevent malign actors from spreading content designed to polarize and mislead.
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Order from Chaos.
As Lawfare readers are well aware, a legal battle over President Trump’s immigration order is underway in courtrooms across the country. Last night, three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled to uphold the nationwide injunction against enforcing the Executive Order, first issued last Friday by a federal district judge in Seattle.