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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Wed, Apr 7, 2021

Ukraine rules out a return to Minsk peace talks as Putin tightens his grip on Belarus

Ukraine has ruled out a return to peace talks in Minsk due to growing Russian influence over Belarus as the Kremlin capitalizes on the international isolation of Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Davidzon

Belarus Conflict

Wed, Apr 7, 2021

The battle for Belarus: Russified regime faces Westernizing society

As the Russification of the Belarusian state unfolds, a very different dynamic is developing in Belarusian civil society: ordinary Belarusians are distancing themselves from Russia and embracing the West.

UkraineAlert by Brian Whitmore

Belarus Civil Society

Mon, Mar 29, 2021

Charai in the Jerusalem Post: Did elections make peace in the Middle East a possibility?

As Israel's public remains evenly divided between Benjamin Netanyahu's fragile coalition and an alternative leadership, the strength of the country's democracy is at risk. A solution must be found, argues Atlantic Council Board Director Ahmed Charai, or else the country may find itself unable to seize approaching opportunities for peace and security.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Elections Israel

Thu, Mar 25, 2021

The risks of rushing to internet voting in Ukraine

Ukraine’s vision for digital transformation is ambitious and includes holding online voting for all elections and referendums, but this vision fails to take into account numerous practical obstacles and risks.

UkraineAlert by Serhii Savelii and Meredith Applegate

Cybersecurity Democratic Transitions

Wed, Mar 24, 2021

Lipner joins CNBC to discuss the Israeli election

In the News

Elections Israel

Mon, Mar 22, 2021

Young Ukrainian mayor offers hope of a new politics

In November 2020, residents of the western Ukrainian city Rivne voted for a dramatic change in the local political status quo by electing 34-year-old Oleksandr Tretyak as their new mayor.

UkraineAlert by Brian Mefford

Democratic Transitions Elections

Mon, Mar 22, 2021

Ferziger in Foreign Policy: Netanyahu Stumbles Before Election as UAE Deal-Signing Blocked

In the News

Elections Israel

Fri, Mar 19, 2021

Kroenig appears on Sinclair broadcast to discuss US-China Alaska meeting and the state of relations with Russia

On March 9, SCSS Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig was interviewed by Formiche on the importance of alliances during the Biden administration.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China East Asia

Fri, Mar 19, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford debate how to handle Russia and discuss Biden’s interim strategic priorities

On March 19, 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 how the United States can deter Russian election meddling, the merits of the Biden administration’s interim strategic priorities, and the logic […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Elections

Thu, Mar 18, 2021

Putin turns up pressure on Russian opposition ahead of September Duma elections

Moscow police raided a conference of independent municipal lawmakers on March 13 in a move that marks an escalation in the Kremlin crackdown on political opposition ahead of September elections.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Civil Society Elections

Events

Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Online influence in Georgia: A geopolitical crossroads

Online Event An expert conversation on the DFRLab's newest report, "Fighting for the Hearts and Minds of Sakartvelo: The Georgian information environment during the 2020 parliamentary election."

9:30am Cybersecurity Disinformation Elections The Caucasus