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Carpenter speaks to The Daily Beast on Lukashenko’s Ukraine policy

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Ellinas in New Europe: Impact of coronavirus on oil and gas markets

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Fri, Feb 7, 2020

Handler in Lawfare: Election Security After Iowa

The Iowa caucus debacle showcased how unhinged conspiracies can inflict damage on democratic institutions that’s just as severe as more direct electoral manipulation—along with the risk posed by overblown electoral outrage. To the extent that Iowa was a dry run for more pernicious election security issues that might arise in the general election, just about everyone failed the test.

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Ahmad in The Hill: What does Soleimani’s death mean for Afghanistan?

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Younus in his podcast “Pakistonomy,” Episode 4: Atif Mian

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Thu, Feb 6, 2020

Katz in Al Jazeera Centre for Studies: Whatever His Title, He Plans to Remain in Charge: Is it a Solo ‘Tandemocracy’ Now?

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Wed, Feb 5, 2020

Ullman in UPI: Inside the looking glass: Trump is the GOP’s new Ike

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Politics & Diplomacy United States and Canada

Wed, Feb 5, 2020

A reason for skepticism with China’s coronavirus comms

As the novel coronavirus spreads across China and beyond its borders, the country’s government has struggled to maintain control over the flow of information to its citizens, who are increasingly showing their anger over the rapidly escalating situation. While presenting an image abroad of transparency and cooperation, China is simultaneously threatening journalists and detaining people who speak out on social media, the latest in its long history of attempting to maintain tight control over the facts to avoid domestic public scrutiny of a public health crisis.

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DFRlab in the New York Times

“It was not clear whether the activity was the work of actual accounts or state-backed bots, according to the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab. But they tweeted pro-Iranian, anti-American content at a rate of 3,000 tweets every 45 minutes, according to New York Times data.”

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Wed, Feb 5, 2020

Jason Marczak in Forbes

“President Fernández begins 2020 with a number of challenges that are primarily economic: renegotiating Argentina’s relationship with the IMF, coming to amicable terms with bond-holders, and reducing high levels of poverty, inflation, and unemployment rates. But Fernández is between a rock and a hard-place; he has to balance these challenges while showing fiscal restraint and […]

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