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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Mon, Nov 30, 2020

Priorities for a transatlantic China strategy

Franklin D. Kramer lays out six spheres of strategic cooperation between Europe and North America to guide joint foreign policy goals with respect to China.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Franklin D. Kramer

China Economy & Business

Sun, Nov 29, 2020

Which Trump Administration-era policies should the incoming Biden-Harris Administration continue?

Amidst the Trump Administration’s empty talk of “energy dominance,” “freedom gas,” and “the cleanest air, the cleanest water,” the Administration developed a number of good policies that align with President-elect Biden’s climate, energy security, and foreign policy objectives. If the Senate remains in Republican hands, these areas might be some of the best opportunities President-elect Biden has to advance his climate and energy goals.

EnergySource by Global Energy Center

Energy & Environment United States and Canada

Fri, Nov 27, 2020

Biden picks Antony Blinken: Good news for Ukraine?

As the countdown continues towards President Biden's inauguration, the Atlantic Council asked experts for their opinions on what the selection of Antony Blinken means for US-Ukrainian ties.

UkraineAlert by Peter Dickinson

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Nov 25, 2020

Christopher Preble discusses the Biden presidency and what it means for America’s ‘forever wars’

On November 24, in partnership with the Charles Koch Institute, the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion with Preble and other foreign policy scholars on the future of U.S. foreign policy, war in the broader Middle East, and other issues facing the new administration.

In the News by Atlantic Council

English Middle East

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Hu quoted in Voice of America on Russian influence

On November 24, Forward Defense non-resident senior fellow Evanna Hu was quoted in a Voice of America article titled “Russian Influence Peddlers Carving Out New Audiences on Fringes.”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Disinformation Elections

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Six former and acting secretaries of Homeland Security sign open letter on consolidating Congressional oversight of DHS

On November 4, six former and acting secretaries of Homeland Security signed an open letter to Congressional leadership calling for action to consolidate and strengthen oversight of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) prior to the convening of the 117th Congress.

Future of DHS by Atlantic Council

China Coronavirus

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

Ramp up on Russia: NATO 20/2020 podcast

NATO needs to increase the costs for Russian aggression while building back crucial dialogue if there is any prospect for improved relations with Moscow.

NATO 20/2020 by Transatlantic Security Initiative

Arms Control Europe & Eurasia

Tue, Nov 24, 2020

FAST THINKING: John Kerry, America’s first climate czar

It’s one thing to say you take the threat of climate change seriously. It’s another to create a new cabinet-level post for a “climate envoy,” give it to John Kerry, and save him a seat on your National Security Council. That’s the plan Joe Biden laid out this week. What difference will it make?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Elections

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

FAST THINKING: Meet the picks for Biden’s national security team

Joe Biden’s selections for his incoming national security team are coming in fast. But what’s the bigger picture that’s coming into focus?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Elections Intelligence

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

FAST THINKING: It’s Yellen for Treasury

Janet Yellen could face an economy devastated by the coronavirus and the haphazard response to it in Washington. Josh Lipsky provides insight into how she might manage a difficult recovery.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Elections Financial Regulation

Events

Fri, Dec 11, 2020

NATO 20/2020: 20 bold ideas to reimagine the Alliance after the 2020 US election

Online Event A timely conversation on transformational ideas for NATO's future, featuring NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană, next-generation voices, and NATO experts.

9:00am Europe & Eurasia NATO Politics & Diplomacy Resilience & Society

Tue, Dec 1, 2020

The five revolutions: Examining defense innovation in the Indo-Pacific region

Online Event In this launch event for Forward Defense's latest report, experts discuss the defense innovation trends, emerging technologies, and operational concepts that will define the future of competition and warfare in the Indo-Pacific region.

3:00pm Australia China Conflict Defense Industry

Tue, Dec 1, 2020

Unearthing potential: The future of US geothermal energy

Online Event US and Icelandic experts discuss the future of geothermal energy in the United States and the policy mechanisms and technologies that could facilitate geothermal development across the country.

10:00am Energy & Environment Energy Transitions Northern Europe Renewables & Advanced Energy