David Salvo

Deputy Director, Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

Deputy Director, Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

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By David Salvo

No Time for Complacency: How to Combat Foreign Interference After the Midterms

From cabinet officials in the Trump administration to the social media platform companies, there has been widespread acknowledgement in the… Read more

By David Salvo

Key Takeaways from the Kremlin’s Recent Interference Offensive

On October 4, officials in the Netherlands and U.K. revealed a joint counterintelligence operation that led to… Read more

By David Salvo

The ASD Policy Blueprint for Countering Authoritarian Interference in Democracies

In 2014, Russian government operatives began attacking American democracy through a multifaceted operation, a campaign that followed… Read more


David Salvo is the deputy director of the German Marshall Fund’s (GMF) Alliance for Securing Democracy. He has spent his entire career focused on US policy toward Europe and Eurasia, with a particular concentration on Russia. Prior to joining GMF, Salvo was a foreign service officer at the State Department, serving most recently as the deputy secretary of state’s policy advisor for Europe, Eurasia, and international security issues. Salvo also advised senior-level State Department negotiators on the protracted conflicts in the South Caucasus, worked on US policies toward NATO and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and served overseas in Russia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. He speaks Russian and Serbo-Croatian and has a basic knowledge of French. Salvo received his master’s degree from Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies and a bachelor’s degree in government and Russian from Georgetown.