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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Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Samad joins CGTN to discuss what’s next in Afghanistan

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Conflict

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Event recap | Synthetic data, privacy, and the future of trust

A live GeoTech Hour where panelists discussedartificial intelligence and how to address the legal and ethical privacy concerns associated with synthetic data.

Event Recap by the GeoTech Center

Africa Coronavirus

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Varshney joins the Watson Institute’s Trending Globally to discuss India and the US in a Time of Democratic Erosion

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Geopolitics & Energy Security

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Josep Borrell outlines the EU’s priorities in a multipolar world

“Today we’re in a multipolar world and [the EU will] have to look outwards because the problem is no longer among us; it’s among us and the rest of the world," Josep Borrell told the Atlantic Council. The problems ahead: the pandemic, Russia, China, and more.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

China European Union

Wed, Feb 24, 2021

Reimagine the Washington Treaty: NATO 20/2020 podcast

Reexamining NATO’s founding charter can be an exercise in creating an Alliance fit for a new geopolitical era.

NATO 20/2020 by Damon Wilson and Will O'Brien

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Feb 23, 2021

Event recap: Information warfare. An all-domain military and civil deception – today to 2030

A discussion hosted by NDIA where panelists debate the evolving nature of "information warfare" and how advanced technologies are blurring the lines between military and civilian deception operations.

Event Recap by Inkoo Kang

Defense Technologies Political Reform

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

US and EU must hold Russia accountable for enabling brutal Belarus crackdown

Belarus presents an opportunity for the US to partner with the EU in order to ensure that pressure is maintained not just on Alyaksandr Lukashenka, but on his enabler Vladimir Putin as well.

UkraineAlert by Polina Sadovskaya

Belarus Democratic Transitions

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

GeoEconomics Center research highlighted at DealBook Conference during Secretary Yellen’s interview

Watch the full clip here.

In the News by Josh Lipsky, Ole Moehr, Nitya Biyani

Financial Regulation United States and Canada

Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Busch in The Hill: Biden administration must settle unwinnable WTO cases over steel and aluminum tariffs

Marc Busch writes in The Hill that the US should not want to win its WTO cases on steel and aluminum, as doing so would risk the rest of the world using a wider definition for the WTO's "national security" exception.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Americas China

Sun, Feb 21, 2021

Biden’s ‘inflection point’ for democracies poses historic challenge for the US and allies

The Biden administration will need to develop a far more creative, intensive, and collaborative give-and-take approach to its Asian and European allies than perhaps ever before. Galvanizing international common cause has seldom been this important, but it also perhaps has never been this difficult.

Inflection Points by Frederick Kempe

China Crisis Management


Wed, Mar 3, 2021

The long fuse: Misinformation and the 2020 election

Online Event A conversation on the release of the Election Integrity Partnership's report, "The Long Fuse: Misinformation and the 2020 Election"

3:00pm Democratic Transitions Disinformation Elections United States and Canada

Wed, Mar 3, 2021

Advancing US-ROK cooperation on nuclear energy

Online Event The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute host a report launch to evaluate opportunities for nuclear cooperation between the United States and Republic of Korea.

6:00pm Korea Nuclear Energy United States and Canada

Thu, Feb 25, 2021

Weaponized: Understanding the COVID-19 narrative arms race

Online Event A briefing by the authors of DFRLab’s report "Weaponized: How rumors about COVID-19’s origins led to a narrative arms race."

3:00pm China Coronavirus Disinformation Iran