We want to thank members of CNAS’ Digital Freedom Forum, including Alexandra Givens, Aynne Kokas, Alina Polyakova, and Kori Schake, whose insights helped shape the scope and analysis of this report. The Digital Freedom Forum is a bipartisan effort that brings together a diverse set of stakeholders to determine how the United States should respond to the illiberal use of technology abroad, while advancing the values of freedom and openness in the digital domain. The views expressed in this report are those of the authors alone and do not represent those of the forum or its members. The authors also thank CNAS Adjunct Senior Fellows Margarita Konaev and Samuel Bendett for their valuable input and feedback on parts of the report draft.
We thank our CNAS colleagues Maura McCarthy, Paul Scharre, Melody Cook, Rin Rothback, Emma Swislow, and Anna Pederson for their roles in the review, production, and design of this report. We also wish to acknowledge and thank Kristine Lee for her invaluable contributions to the report. Finally, we are grateful to Xiaojing (JJ) Zeng and Henry Wu for their valuable research support and assistance in reviewing and finalizing this work. Any errors that remain are the responsibility of the authors alone. This report was made possible with the generous support of the Quadrivium Foundation and general support to CNAS.