US elections

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, May 26, 2020

Ukrainian local elections: Will Zelenskyy win again?

Ukraine will hold local elections in October 2020. This will be the first big test for President Zelenskyy and his Servant of the People party since landslide victories in 2019's presidential and parliamentary votes.

UkraineAlert by Mykola Vorobiov

Democratic Transitions Elections

Mon, May 18, 2020

Afghan power sharing deal breaks Kabul’s political impasse and raises hope for unity

With the tentative peace deal under fire, continuing havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic, and a looming US troop withdrawal, the breakthrough in the Afghan government’s political deadlock which emerged on May 15 will undoubtedly be welcomed by many in Afghanistan and the international community.

New Atlanticist by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Conflict

Wed, May 13, 2020

Poland divided over elections and COVID restrictions

Poland has begun to ease its COVID lockdown, but Poles remain unsure if the benefits of reopening outwweigh the potential costs.

New Atlanticist by Tomasz Zalewski

Coronavirus Elections

Thu, May 7, 2020

Nooruddin joins Caveat to discuss what makes a good democracy

In the News by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Elections

Thu, Apr 30, 2020

Ukraine must continue electoral reform in 2020

Ukraine's fledgling democracy has made huge progress in recent years, but further reform of the country's Election Code is urgently required ahead of October's planned local elections, argues Harald Jepsen.

UkraineAlert by Harald Jepsen

Democratic Transitions Elections

Mon, Apr 27, 2020

Infrastructure interdependence a threat to upcoming elections

Recent developments indicate that Russia could exploit the interdependent nature of our critical infrastructure to disrupt our elections via well-timed cyberattacks. How prepared are we to address election interference that goes beyond information operations?

New Atlanticist by Nicholas Cunningham

Cybersecurity Elections

Mon, Apr 20, 2020

At long last, Israel to form a government

Most Israelis want to avoid a fourth election. Most Israelis want to see an empowered government—not a caretaker regime—in place to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

New Atlanticist by Daniel J. Samet

Elections Israel

Tue, Apr 14, 2020

Lipner quoted in the Wall Street Journal on the formation of a government in Israel

In the News by Atlantic Council

Elections Israel

Fri, Apr 3, 2020

COVID-19 in the Western Balkans

COVID-19 overshadowed two major developments in the region: the EU decision to open membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, as well as North Macedonia’s formal accession to NATO on March 27. In normal circumstances, this would have been huge news. Yet now the pandemic leaves little bandwidth for other matters, even in the Western Balkans.

New Atlanticist by Dimitar Bechev

Coronavirus Democratic Transitions

Thu, Apr 2, 2020

Coronavirus deals a blow to Ethiopia’s elections

On March 31, the government of Ethiopia indefinitely postponed historic elections that were scheduled to take place in August. This makes Ethiopia the first African nation, in what is likely to be a wave of countries, forced to set back highly contentious political contests in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, with significant implications for the outcome.

AfricaSource by Bronwyn Bruton

Africa Coronavirus