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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Baiba Braže

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

#DFRLabCoffeeBreak with Assistant Secretary General of NATO Baiba Braže

Assistant Secretary General of NATO for Public Diplomacy joins DFRLab's Lukas Andriukaitis for the latest #DFRLabCoffeeBreak.

Interview

Disinformation English

Fri, Jan 22, 2021

The United States, Germany, and world order: New priorities for a changing alliance

Treating each divergence in security policy as an isolated incident may have allowed policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic to ignore the unpleasant fact that the United States and Germany could have increasingly disparate perceptions of threats and strategic cultures.

Issue Brief by Roderick Kefferpütz, Jeremy Stern

Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Preble on the Net Assessment podcast: Six blind men, the elephant, and the defense budget

On the January 21 Net Assessment podcast, Christopher Preble joined co-hosts Melanie Marlowe of CSIS and AEI’s Zack Cooper to discuss a recent article by the Heritage Foundation’s Thomas Spoehr entitled “The six blind men, the elephant, and the defense budget: differing views on the US defense budget”. “How should we assess whether the defense […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Americas Defense Policy

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Ashford and Preble quoted in Rand Corporation: Implementing restraint

On January 21, Emma Ashford and Christopher Preble were quoted in a new Rand Corporation report entitled “Implementing restraint. Changes in US regional security policies to operationalize a realist Grand Strategy of restraint”. More about our expert

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy National Security

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Kroenig quoted in Vox on Biden’s commitment to extend New START for five years

Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig was quoted in a Vox article on President Biden's decision to extend New START for five years.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arms Control Nuclear Deterrence

Thu, Jan 21, 2021

The many new ways energy and national security are intersecting

Oil and gas will still play a crucial role in the world’s economy even as clean-energy “electrostates” rise in prominence, and Biden will prioritize the threat of climate change like no president has before him.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Choosing wisely: How the Biden administration can build a better coalition on international energy and climate policy in a post-COVID world

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have inherited a country deep in crisis. After the tumult of 2020, the new administration takes the helm amid high unemployment, a sluggish economic recovery, soaring national debt, and a staggering 360,000 Americans dead from a pandemic that shows few signs of slowing before new vaccines can be distributed. At the same time, President Biden has asserted that the United States will regain its mantle of leadership of the liberal order, reset its international partnerships, and, perhaps most importantly, rebuild as a clean, green superpower putting the global community back on track to meet its climate commitments and securing a sustainable trajectory for future economic growth.

Report by David L. Goldwyn, Andrea Clabough

Energy & Environment United States and Canada

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Why Iran could top Biden’s Middle East agenda

Each crisis represents a major US foreign-policy challenge, but all may receive less attention from the new American administration than another pressing issue in the region: Iran’s recent nuclear advances.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

FAST THINKING: Five big takeaways from Joe Biden’s inaugural address

Joe Biden’s inaugural address was a call for unity—and also resilience. What did the speech signal about where his presidency is headed? Here's key takeaways from five leading experts on international affairs.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Elections

Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Ashford quoted in the New York Times: Will Biden be an activist president on the world stage?

On January 20, Emma Ashford was quoted in Mark Landler’s article in the New York Times entitled “Will Biden be an activist president on the world stage?” on the prospects for Joe Biden’s foreign policy. “‘Ambitious foreign-policy goals are completely out of step with the realities of the country’s domestic political and economic dysfunction,’ Emma […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Elections

Events

Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Report launch: Stronger together

Online Event The Atlantic Council hosts a public launch of the Harvard Kennedy School/German Council on Foreign Relations report "Stronger Together: A Strategy to Revitalize Transatlantic Power." The report creates a truly transatlantic fusion of ideas and strategy and lays out an ambitious agenda for tackling challenges to the transatlantic community.

8:00am Economy & Business Energy & Environment Europe & Eurasia European Union

Mon, Feb 1, 2021

Effective resilience and national strategy: Lessons from COVID-19 and implications for the Biden administration

Online Event Following the inauguration of President Joe Biden and his emphasis on combating the coronavirus, health security experts discuss the effects of COVID-19 on US critical infrastructure and the implications for the future of national security.

2:00pm Coronavirus Crisis Management Cybersecurity Infrastructure Protection

Mon, Jan 25, 2021

What comes after an insurrection: The future of the domestic terrorism threat

Online Event Five of the country’s top experts discuss the future of the domestic terrorism threat and strategies to confront white supremacy and domestic terrorism while unifying the nation.

2:30pm Americas Democratic Transitions Extremism Populism

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