15 May 2020
New Blog on Directions – Creating Consequences for Election Interference
Senior Fellow Dennis Broeders contributed a new blog post to the new platform Directions on election interference.
Political and legal responses to foreign election interference have been meek at best. Criminal charges tend to pale in comparison to the magnitude of the crime. Political unwillingness to call out information operations as a violation of international law and diplomatic reservations to discuss information security hamper more forceful reactions. Against this background, international law is the only viable way forward for liberal democracies – and may be the only way to prevent states from resorting to extra-legal measures.