Article7: Intelligence for Democrats

We build AI to protect public debate in our democracies.


Article7 was founded by Dr Garvan Walshe, an Irish political strategist to put technology at the service of defending democracy.

A former foreign policy adviser to the British Conservative Party, after the Brexit referendum (in which he campaigned for Remain) he turned his attention to protecting liberal democracy from authoritarian demagogues. He chairs election watchdog Unhack Democracy and serves as Head of Communications for the European Policy Centre.

He writes regularly for Foreign Policy and has been published in outlets including Die Welt, Ha’aretz, The Guardian, The Economist, Rzeczpospolita and CNN. He appears regularly on Euronews and other broaddcast media. He holds a PhD in political philosophy from the University of Manchester and was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute.

Selected Publications

Freedom must be better armed than tyranny, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, forthcoming.

Strategic Corruption as a Security Threat, European Liberal Forum, forthcoming.

Political Antitrust: New Tools to Fight Illiberal Democracy, in The Future of Democracy and the Summit for Democracy, Hungarian Europe Society, 2022

The Right Way to Arm Ukraine, Foreign Policy, 12 April 2022

Keep Calm and Defend Europe, Conservative European Forum, 20 March 2022

Europe must shed its illusions about Russia, Foreign Policy, 31 January 2002

With Peter Pomeranzev and Sophia Gaston Moving Beyond Populist Propaganda: the Case of Hungary, LSE/Johns Hopkins ARENA, 2021

Time to Use European Power Again, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, 2020 Vol 19(2)

Political Monopoly: How Europe's New Authoritarians Stifle Democracy and Get Away With It, Institute for Strategic Dialogue, 2020

With Daniel Hegedus Germany must position istself clearly against Europe's autocrats, Die Welt, 2020

Putting Lipstick on a Bigotry: Review of One Nation Conservatism, by Nick Timothy, Foreign Policy, 27 March 2020

With Tim Oliver Making a more European Britain: The Poltical Economic and Societal Impacts of Brexit, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, 2020

Edited with Tim Oliver The impact of the UK's withdrawal on EU integration, study for European Parliament's AFCO Committee, 2018

The Long Road to Brexit: Review of How to Stop Brexit, by Nick Clegg, The Road to Somewhere by David Goodhart, and Society of Fear by Heinz Bude, Foreign Policy 9 April 2018

Green Libertarianism, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Vol 17, 2014

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