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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Sun, Aug 2, 2020

China focus might distract the U.S. from the possibility of a Putin surprise in Belarus and beyond

For all the legitimate focus on rising US-China tensions, this summer’s sleeper surprise for the West is more likely to emerge from Vladimir Putin’s Russia. The question is: will it grow from Russia’s strength, its weakness or some combination of the two?

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

Belarus Russia

Sat, Aug 1, 2020

Azodi quoted in The New York Times on Iran’s nuclear program

In the News

Iran Middle East

Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Charai in the National Interest: America must become a world model again

In recent years, America has become a country engulfed in turmoil, withdrawn from the world, wanting for leadership. Yet, all over the world, people still wish for a revival of values-driven American leadership. Read Atlantic Council Board Director Ahmed Charai's latest in the National Interest on the need for the United States to become a global role model again.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Morocco

Fri, Jul 31, 2020

From Vietnam to coronavirus: The US can’t win

The COVID-19 pandemic is now the enemy. While the memory of Vietnam and other military failures is distant, those lessons of how to avoid and the reasons for disaster are as applicable today as they were then.

Blog Post by Harlan Ullman

Coronavirus United States and Canada

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Simakovsky interviewed on VOA News about U.S. massive troop pullout from Germany

In the News

Germany National Security

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Sherman in WIRED: Don’t Be Fooled by Big Tech’s Anti-China Sideshow

In the News

China Internet

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

The foreign worker freeze will not solve high US unemployment

The administration’s restrictive approach to immigration cannot be attributed to the pandemic economy alone, as evidenced by sweeping measures even before COVID-19, including historically low refugee admission numbers and increased penalties for asylum seekers. The freeze will also likely do more harm than good to the US economy.

New Atlanticist by Amy Jeon

Coronavirus Future of Work

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

What would Ernie King do if he were CNO today?

The fire on board the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) is the latest in a series of mishaps that have plagued the US Navy for a considerable time. The litany of misdeeds, disasters, and mistakes is, sadly, long.

Blog Post by Harlan Ullman

Maritime Security United States and Canada

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

#DFRLabCoffeeBreak with Investigative Reporter, Jared Holt

The DFRLab Coffee Break is a video series meant to discuss how disinformation and digital change affect industries, policy making, and society with a community of experts, academics, and leaders from around the world. Our guest for this conversation is Jared Holt, investigative reporter for Right-Wing Watch and host of the SH!TPOST Podcast. With DFRLab […]

Blog Post

Disinformation Extremism

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Ullman in UPI: From Vietnam to coronavirus: The U.S. can’t win

In the News

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy