360/Open Summit: Around the World

The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) hosted its annual 360/Open Summit at RightsCon Costa Rica and the Riga StratCom Dialogue.

360/Open Summit 2023: Around the World

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Scaling trust on the web

Report

Jun 21, 2023

Scaling trust on the web

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

The Task Force for a Trustworthy Future Web’s report captures analysis of the systems gaps and critical opportunities that will define how the next generation of online spaces will be constructed.

Russian narrative reports

Employment opportunities

Experts

Content

Issue Brief

Feb 29, 2024

In Latin America, Russia’s ambassadors and state media tailor anti-Ukraine content to the local context

By the Digital Forensic Research Lab

In the second year of Russia's war on Ukraine, Moscow tried to sell a wider global audience on its version of events. In Latin America, Kremlin media outlets RT en Español and Sputnik Mundo were key players in this effort.

Disinformation Internet

Issue Brief

Feb 29, 2024

Two-pronged approach to Africa pays dividends for Russia

By the Digital Forensic Research Lab

In the African countries with which Russia has longstanding ties, diplomats lead the way. Elsewhere on the continent, Wagner Group fighters are Moscow's more active representatives. Both official and covert approaches exploit local grievances to push Russia's narrative.

Africa Disinformation

Fast Thinking

Jan 26, 2024

What just happened in the genocide case against Israel?

By Atlantic Council

What is the practical effect of the preliminary ruling, and what’s next in the courtroom and on the battlefield? Atlantic Council experts are on the case.

China Elections

Fast Thinking

Jan 13, 2024

Beijing’s least favorite candidate wins Taiwan’s presidential election

By Atlantic Council

From Taipei to Washington, our experts weigh in on the implications of Lai's presidential election victory.

China Elections

New Atlanticist

Jan 13, 2024

Experts react: Taiwan just elected Lai Ching-te as president despite China’s opposition. What’s next?

By Atlantic Council experts

Atlantic Council experts explain what a Lai presidency will mean for Taiwan’s foreign policy trajectory—and how China is likely to respond.

Elections Politics & Diplomacy

The Big Story

Dec 21, 2023

Distortion by design: How social media platforms shaped our initial understanding of the Israel-Hamas conflict

By Emerson T. Brooking, Layla Mashkoor, Jacqueline Malaret

Almost as soon as the Israel-Hamas war began, it collided with the engineering and policy decisions of social media companies. On Telegram, terrorist content spread mostly uncontested; on X, false claims proliferated. Accusations of anti-Palestinian bias at Meta and pro-Palestinian bias at TikTok added to the confusion. Can the platforms thread this needle?

Conflict Disinformation

New Atlanticist

Dec 20, 2023

The Atlantic Council’s greatest hits of 2023

By Frederick Kempe

Here's the best of our efforts to further our mission to shape the global future together with allies and partners in 2023.

Economy & Business Energy & Environment
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Commander of the Sparta Battalion Artyom Zhoga pose for a picture after a ceremony to present Gold Star medals to service members, bearing the title of Hero of Russia and involved in the country's military campaign in Ukraine, on the eve of Heroes of the Fatherland Day in Moscow, Russia, December 8, 2023. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

New Atlanticist

Dec 15, 2023

Russian War Report: Putin to run for re-election in annexed regions of Ukraine

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

The Central Election Commission confirmed the possibility of holding presidential elections in illegally annexed Ukrainian territories.

Conflict Disinformation

The 5x5

Dec 13, 2023

The 5×5—2023: The cybersecurity year in review

By Simon Handler

A group of Atlantic Council fellows review the past year in cybersecurity, which organizations and initiatives made positive steps, and areas for improvement going forward. 

Cybersecurity National Security

New Atlanticist

Dec 11, 2023

Experts react: The EU made a deal on AI rules. But can regulators move at the speed of tech?  

By Atlantic Council experts

EU policymakers reached a deal on Europe’s first comprehensive artificial intelligence rules. Atlantic Council experts share their insights on the breakthrough.

Artificial Intelligence European Union