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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Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Tanzania’s mild response to COVID-19 and its implications for the 2020 elections

Tanzanian President John Magufuli received widespread criticism as he encouraged the public to continue to attend places of worship, rather than imposing stringent restrictions to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. As the number of cases rise in Dar es Salaam, what will the spread in the city look like? With the upcoming 2020 presidential election, will Magufuli use the COVID-19 outbreak as a pretext for seeking a third term in office?

AfricaSource by Neil Edwards

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Mar 25, 2020

Ullman in Daily Times: Beyond Corona: three other political viruses

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Elections

Tue, Mar 24, 2020

African elections in the time of coronavirus

African elections slated for 2020 are already being affected by COVID-19, with the potential for delays and disruptions to have significant impact on election credibility, political trust, and adherence to term limits across the continent.

AfricaSource by Luke Tyburski

Africa Coronavirus

Mon, Mar 23, 2020

Social Justice and Activism in Pakistan with Jibran Nasir

With an exceedingly shrinking space for civil society and an emboldened right-wing, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Naya Pakistan is turning out to be the same-old Pakistan. Pakistani lawyer and civil rights activist Jibran Nasir helps us detangle some of Pakistan’s toughest contexts surrounding the country’s citizen empowerment, legal reforms, and social justice.

Timely Commentary & Analysis by South Asia Center

Civil Society Elections

Fri, Mar 20, 2020

Dagres quoted in The Cairo Review of Global Affairs on Iran’s elections and coronavirus

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Elections

Sat, Mar 14, 2020

Lipner quoted in the Wall Street Journal on a potential unity government in Israel

In the News by Atlantic Council

Elections Israel

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Ahead of Brazil’s municipal elections, novel legal requirements can elevate women’s participation in politics

As the country prepares to hold municipal elections in October 2020, Brazil should aim to increase women’s political participation and learn from its fellow Latin American countries.

New Atlanticist by Valentina Sader

Brazil Elections

Mon, Mar 9, 2020

Lipner in Foreign Policy: Bibi is no Houdini

In the News by Atlantic Council

Elections Israel

Tue, Mar 3, 2020

Lipner in the Washington Post: Israeli politicians are a growing threat to their country

In the News by Atlantic Council

Elections Israel

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Hamburg as Barometer: What’s Happening in German Politics?

For the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Atlantic Council Resident Fellow Julian Mueller-Kaler joins AICGS’ Jeff Rathke and Eric Langenbacher for a new episode of the Zeitgeist, a podcast focused on Germany, the United States, and the transatlantic relationship.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Elections


Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Breakthrough in Belarus: A democratic opening?

ONLINE EVENT - As thousands take to the streets in protest, can popular will bring about a genuinely democratic election to Belarus?