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 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

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Nurkin quoted in U.S. News & World Report on adding value to neural networks and data science

On November 23, Forward Defense non-resident senior fellow Tate Nurkin was quoted in a U.S. News article titled “How to Learn Python: A U.S. News Guide.”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Technologies Education

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Busch in The Hill: Biden’s trade policy should focus on Europe, not Asia or the Pacific

Marc Busch argues that despite the recent news of a trade deal in Asia, improving trade with Europe should be President-Elect Biden's priority, and offers ideas for negotiation with the European Union.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

FAST THINKING: How Tony Blinken sees America

Joe Biden is reportedly about to make his first major foreign-policy move by announcing that he’ll nominate Tony Blinken, his longtime advisor and a veteran of the Clinton and Obama administrations, as secretary of state. To answer the big questions about who Blinken is and how he might serve in the role, we turned to Dan Fried, a former US ambassador who spent forty years in the foreign service and has known Blinken for decades.

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Elections Politics & Diplomacy

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

How the West should deal with Russia

The United States must deal with Russia as it is, not as it wishes it to be. What does a policy framework to address both Russia’s dismal current realities and its better future potential look like?

Report by Alexander Vershbow, Daniel Fried

Arms Control European Union

Sun, Nov 22, 2020

Unexpected competition: A US strategy to keep its Central and Eastern European allies as allies in an era of great-power competition

As China and Russia make inroads with traditional US allies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), the United States is faced with unexpected competition. To keep these US allies as allies for years to come, policymakers should heed the roadmap offered in this strategy paper, which focuses on the case study of Hungary to recommend ways to deepen alliances with CEE nations.

Report by John Blocher

Central Europe Defense Policy

Sun, Nov 22, 2020

In states with key clean energy wins, utilities have a strong hand in driving or stalling progress

The 2020 US elections delivered some notable state and city-level wins for clean energy across the United States, notably in Nevada, Colorado, and Ohio. However, even in states that delivered victories for clean energy, utilities will still play a key role in driving—or stalling—the clean energy transition. The complex history of clean energy policy in each of these states points to the divergent paths both cities and states can take to decarbonize and the importance of striking a delicate balance between government, utilities, and public interests.

EnergySource by Emily Burlinghaus

Climate Change & Climate Action Elections

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford discuss US policy toward Afghanistan and Iran

On November 20, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss President Trump’s desire to pull US troops out of Afghanistan, as well as a potential strike on Iran’s nuclear programs in […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Iran

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Hooper mentioned in Modern War Institute piece on security sector assistance

On November 23, FD NSRF Charles Hooper was mentioned in a Modern War Institute commentary article on the ways in which American security sector assistance can strengthen America’s competitive advantage.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Policy National Security

Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Kroenig mentioned in Aviation Week on expected Biden defense policies

On November 20, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig was mentioned in an Aviation Week article titled “What to Expect from Biden’s Pentagon.”

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arms Control China

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