US elections

The US 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, Oct 27, 2020

Enhancing US-Japan cooperation on clean energy technologies

Japan’s pledge to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 presents an opportunity to expand the robust US-Japan energy partnership into additional clean energy areas. But with a stark divide on energy policy in the United States, how can the US-Japan energy partnership appeal to disparate visions of the energy transition and is politically durable? In the wake of Japan's net-zero announcement, the Global Energy Center is launching this new report, "Enhancing US-Japan cooperation on clean energy technologies," which explores how the United States and Japan can increase the politically durable foundation for clean energy cooperation to their already robust energy partnership.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Reed Blakemore, David W. Yellen

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Tue, Oct 27, 2020

Apocalypse almost: Remembering the missiles of October

Maintaining a strong, relevant military is vital. However, we should maintain an “off ramp” to prevent the adversarial aspects of international competition from provoking a future military confrontation.

Blog Post by Harlan Ullman

Conflict Crisis Management

Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Cohen in Forbes: Plugging into the future: the electric vehicle market outlook

In the News

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Eurasia

Easy answers to the Eurasia region have long eluded both a Trump administration and Vice President Biden when he served in the Obama administration—will an electoral victory now give the next US president the momentum needed to manage these foreign policy challenges?

Elections 2020 by Eurasia Center

Belarus Conflict

Sat, Oct 24, 2020

Warrick quoted on election security in AP

Thomas Warrick, the former deputy assistant secretary of homeland security for counterterrorism policy and and nonresident senior fellow with Forward Defense, was quoted in an AP article on risks to election security and the role of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Agency (CISA) within the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in countering those threats.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Cybersecurity

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford discuss the final presidential debate and a growing consensus on China

On October 23, 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 the final presidential debate, recent administrations’ struggles to navigate the North Korea challenge, a growing bipartisan consensus on China, and developments […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Korea

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Ashford’s Power Problems podcast: On declinism and American influence

On the October 20 Power Problems podcast, Emma talks to Ali Wyne and Gabby Tarini of the Rand Corporation about their new report on America in the world. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business National Security

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Confidence in Chinese sovereign debt shows decoupling is a long way off

International investors have also been attracted to China’s domestic Renminbi (RMB)-denominated bond markets, estimated to raise their holdings to 3 trillion yuan ($448 billion) —a 50 percent increase which is quite impressive during the pandemic crisis. Growing confidence in Chinese sovereign debt shows decoupling is a long way off.

EconoGraphics by Hung Tran, Nitya Biyani

China Economy & Business

Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Grundman in Aviation Week on the US defense budget

On October 23, Forward Defense Non-Resident Senior Fellow Steven Grundman wrote an Aviation Week article titled "Opinion: 'Efficiencies' Alone Cannot Solve US Defense Budget Crunch."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

Slavin joins CGTN America to discuss US-Iran tensions

In the News

Americas Iran


Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Women, democracy, and peace:​​​​​ ​A conversation with First Lady of Afghanistan Rula Ghani and former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush

AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT – The South Asia Center and the George W. Bush Institute host a conversation with First Lady Rula Ghani and former First Lady Laura Bush to discuss strategies for ensuring long-term security without compromising on the rights of women and minorities as well as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that the event will take place at 8:00 A.M. EST / 4:30 P.M. (GMT+4:30) in Kabul.


Wed, Oct 28, 2020

2020 road to the White House: Why Latin America and the Latino vote matter

ONLINE EVENT – The 2020 US presidential election is around the corner and the US Latino population is set to play a crucial role in electing the next US president, accounting for 13.3 percent of all eligible voters.

3:00pm Online Event

Wed, Oct 28, 2020

Transatlantic cooperation in the era of AI

ONLINE EVENT – A high-level panel discussion between NATO, the European Commission, and the NSCAI about the future of transatlantic relationships relating to AI, security, and defense. TIMEZONE NOTE – The times listed on this page are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT, UTC-04:00).