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The U.S. elections in 2020 are critical global events, affecting the nation’s policy on everything from energy and economics to foreign policy and security. But voting and campaigning will also be deeply affected by debates on disinformation and election interference, spectres that haunt all elections worldwide in an age of information warfare. The Atlantic Council joins these conversations as a non-partisan voice.

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Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Nawaz joins CGTN to discuss U.S. troop withdrawals

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Afghanistan Conflict

Sun, Jan 24, 2021

It’s Joe Biden’s America, but could it be Xi Jinping’s world?

As Joe Biden’s presidency enters its first one hundred days, he can’t take his eyes off Xi Jinping's efforts to leverage the anniversary of the first one hundred years of the CCP’s power. Biden faces a wide array of international challenges, but this contest will be the one that will define his place in history—and whether democracy or authoritarianism will be the ascendant system for the future.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Elections

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford discuss implications of Biden’s appointments on US foreign policy

On January 22, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss the Biden team’s approach to China, the appointments of Tony Blinken and Avril Haines, Secretary of Defense Austin’s agenda, and entering […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Civil Society

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Nooruddin joins India Today to discuss: What To Expect From Joe Biden-Led US Administration?

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Democratic Transitions Elections

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

FAST THINKING: Five big takeaways from Joe Biden’s inaugural address

Joe Biden’s inaugural address was a call for unity—and also resilience. What did the speech signal about where his presidency is headed? Here's key takeaways from five leading experts on international affairs.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Elections

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Ashford quoted in the New York Times: Will Biden be an activist president on the world stage?

On January 20, Emma Ashford was quoted in Mark Landler’s article in the New York Times entitled “Will Biden be an activist president on the world stage?” on the prospects for Joe Biden’s foreign policy. “‘Ambitious foreign-policy goals are completely out of step with the realities of the country’s domestic political and economic dysfunction,’ Emma […]

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Democratic Transitions Elections

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Can stalling tactics save the wily Belarusian dictator?

Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka has sought to defuse protests against his regime by promising to step down following constitutional reform, but critics believe he is merely trying to buy time.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Belarus presents the West with an opportunity to be on the right side of history

In shunning dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka and embracing Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and the opposition, the West is on the right side of history in Belarus. It must now make sure that it stays there.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

FD senior military fellows in National Interest on the Constitutional commitment of the US military

Forward Defense senior military fellows US Navy Commander Ronald Fairbanks, US Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Crouch, and US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Mulder published an article in the National Interest titled "Above politics: The US military will always defend the constitution."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Crisis Management Democratic Transitions

Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Ashford in Conversation Six: How did it go so wrong at home?

Emma Ashford participated in an episode of Conversation Six’s podcast on January 19 and discussed with Paul Stangeland about her recent article in Foreign Policy entitled “America can’t promote democracy abroad. It can’t even protect it at home”. ” At this point, we shouldn’t be thinking, you know, will this make it harder for us to […]

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Democratic Transitions Elections
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