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, Sep 15, 2020

Five predictions for Ukraine’s local elections

Ukrainians go to the polls on October 25 to vote in local elections that promise to serve as the first major electoral test for President Zelenskyy since he and his party swept to power last year.

UkraineAlert by Brian Mefford

Elections Ukraine

Tue, Sep 15, 2020

The EU’s “grave concern” will not help Belarus

The Belarus crisis has exposed the EU's foreign policy limitations, but a tougher European Union response could still succeed in bringing Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka to the negotiating table.

UkraineAlert by Franak Viačorka

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Sun, Sep 13, 2020

Biden eyes 2021 summit as chance to rally world democracies

The Biden team grasps the significance of the moment. They began by dissecting how much the context had changed since former President Barack Obama left office. Global democracies were on their back foot and China was not only rising but growing more assertive and authoritarian. Transnational threats had escalated, from climate to organized crime, but the rules and institutions to deal with them had weakened.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Elections

Wed, Sep 9, 2020

The Indian American voter in 2020

Until 2016, the majority of the roughly 4 million Indian American voters skewed towards the Democratic Party, much has changed since the Obama years, including the presence of the Republican Party’s efforts with this demographic.

Elections 2020 by Safiya Ghori-Ahmad and Fatima Salman

Elections India

Sat, Sep 5, 2020

Riaz in The Daily Star: US Election 2020: What Biden Must Do

In the News by Atlantic Council

Elections United States and Canada

Wed, Sep 2, 2020

Bipartisan US Congress appeal calls for “greater leadership” in support of democracy in Belarus

As the crisis in Belarus continues to unfold, a bipartisan group of US Congress members has addressed a letter to Secretary Pompeo urging the Trump Administration to take a stronger stand.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Wed, Sep 2, 2020

Putin’s Belarus intervention could be good for business

Russia's escalating intervention in Belarus is driven by the Kremlin's geopolitical concerns over the spread of democracy, but economic factors are also encouraging Moscow to prop up the Lukashenka regime.

UkraineAlert by Vladislav Inozemtsev

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Tue, Sep 1, 2020

Belarus uprising faces Kremlin-backed crackdown

Belarusian pro-democracy protests are now in their fourth week but Russian support for beleaguered dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka has revitalized his regime. How will the crisis evolve in the coming weeks?

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Belarus Democratic Transitions
Pro-Kremlin Media Belarus

Tue, Sep 1, 2020

Pro-Kremlin media misrepresent Belarusian opposition’s policy platform

An “anti-Russian” national security reform agenda that pro-Kremlin media linked to the opposition was never part of the opposition’s official platform.

Article by Roman Osadchuk

Belarus Disinformation
Pro-Lukashenka Telegram

Tue, Sep 1, 2020

Pro-Lukashenka Telegram channels amplify disinformation

Telegram channels deploy anti-protester narratives to win back public support for Lukashenka.

Article by Nika Aleksejeva

Belarus Disinformation


Wed, Sep 30, 2020

A conversation with Mayor Pete Buttigieg

AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT - Mayor Pete Buttigieg discusses the future of US leadership, reigniting support for American engagement and diversity in foreign policy.