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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Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Khuda hafez Afghanistan and maybe Pakistan!

20 years after invading Afghanistan to punish the Taliban for harboring Osama bin Laden, President Joe Biden is saying goodbye to Afghanistan. Regardless of the main reason why President Biden is extracting the US military and hence NATO from Afghanistan, the people of Afghanistan may end up being sacrificed and left to the depredations of the Taliban and Islamic State.

SouthAsiaSource by Shuja Nawaz

Afghanistan Pakistan

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

FAST THINKING: Biden hits back at Putin

Today the Biden administration hit thirty-two Russian government officials and entities, plus six companies, with economic sanctions in retaliation for the SolarWinds hack, 2020 election interference, and other Russian malfeasance. What measures matter most?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Economic Sanctions Economy & Business

Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Nawaz quoted in Nikkei Asia on President Biden’s orders of military withdrawal from the Afghan war

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

How much support does the Chinese Communist Party really have?

The precarious balancing act that China’s leaders have struck—one that mixes strident nationalism and policies that push overheated economic growth with overwrought propaganda—will continue to present them with daunting challenges.

New Atlanticist by Dexter Tiff Roberts

China Economy & Business

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Global Sanctions Dashboard: March

The Global Sanctions Dashboard aims to inform economic statecraft policies by analyzing sanctions globally and identifying trends across lists in partnership with Castellum.AI.

EconoGraphics by Julia Friedlander, Michael Albanese and Castellum.AI

China Economic Sanctions

Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Brooks in Write About Now on lessons from the pandemic

On April 14, Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Max Brooks was featured on the Write About Now podcast on the pandemic and Minecraft.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus Education

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

FAST THINKING: Leaving Afghanistan, twenty years later

America’s longest war is set to finally come to an end, with President Joe Biden expected to announce on Wednesday that all American troops will withdraw from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. What’s the state of the nation that the US military will leave behind?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Defense Policy

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

FAST THINKING: Why economic development is key to addressing the migration crisis at the US border

On this episode of Fast Thinking, Atlantic Council experts Rebecca Scheurer and Jason Marczak dive into the root causes of mass emigration from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, and offer recommendations for long-term solutions to the underlying push factors that drive people from their homes—including crime, gang violence, corruption, and climate change.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Migration Northern Triangle

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

A pipeline deal could help end Putin’s Ukraine war

The Russian-led conflict in eastern Ukraine and the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline are the two most contentious issues on the Euro-Atlantic security agenda today. Linking the two could broaden the space for negotiation.

UkraineAlert by Colin Cleary

Conflict European Union

Tue, Apr 13, 2021

What if Russia invades Ukraine (again)? Consider these options for sanctions escalation.

Whatever Putin’s intentions, the Kremlin’s anti-Ukrainian propaganda has not been so loud since 2014. The United States and its allies need to respond in order to prevent a major military escalation at worst and at least blunt Putin’s effort to gain political advantage through intimidation.

New Atlanticist by Brian O’Toole, Daniel Fried

Crisis Management Economic Sanctions

Events

Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Raising Ambitions: The role of nature-based climate solutions

Online Event A panel of experts discuss the role of nature-based solutions in meeting the global climate challenge.

2:30pm Energy & Environment United States and Canada