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Thu, Oct 24, 2019

The 10 percent margin: Understanding Bolivia’s contested presidential election

With tensions running high on the streets of Bolivia and the inside the Palacio Quemado, the next few days will be critical for the democratic institutions of Bolivia.

New Atlanticist by Sarah Hennessey

Democratic Transitions Elections

Wed, Oct 23, 2019

Israel needs a stable government, and fast

Now that Prime Minister Netanyahu has failed to form a government, opposition leader Benny Gantz gets his turn.

MENASource by Carmiel Arbit

Elections Israel

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

The seasoning of President Zelenskyy

It appears that the well-meaning, if initially inexperienced and idealistic, Zelenskyy, unconventional and not entirely predictable, has been forced to learn this through the school of hard knocks.

UkraineAlert by Bohdan Nahaylo

Crisis Management Elections

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Afghanistan’s election a “genuine victory,” Afghan ambassador says

In Afghanistan's fourth election since the US invasion in 2001, and after eighteen years of war, nearly three million Afghan citizens took to the polls on election day despite continued attacks from the Taliban.

New Atlanticist by Jasper Gilardi

Afghanistan Elections

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Bruton in Foreign Policy: Will Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel Prize tilt Ethiopia’s election?

Abiy Ahmed took up the reins of government in Ethiopia at a time of profound strife, and through a serious of deft political gestures, including the release of thousands of political prisoners and overturning highly repressive restrictions on civil society and political groups, he probably averted a civil war. His reforms may have been symbolic—critics […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Africa Elections

Fri, Oct 11, 2019

Ahead of elections, Mozambique grapples with violent insurgency

For two years, an insurgent group whose affiliation and motivations remain murky has perpetrated attacks that have killed over three hundred people in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado. The government in Maputo, controlled by the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO) party, has largely dismissed the group as a collection of criminals without […]

AfricaSource by James Rogers

Africa Conflict

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Germany’s social democrats look for a new face, but their problems are much deeper

A change at the top may not be enough to reverse SPD’s decline, as the party has failed to respond to structural changes within German society that have eroded support for the social democrats.

Long Take by Michael John Williams

Elections Germany

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

Real talk on Kyiv’s talks with Moscow

Ukraine must devise its bargaining position, and anticipate Russia’s, or it will be devoured in upcoming talks, left to the mercy of Putin as well as of France and Germany, both co-opted by Putin.

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Conflict Democratic Transitions

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

Did Zelenskyy give in to Moscow? We don’t know yet

Angry crowds took to the streets to denounce the Steinmeier Formula, equating it with capitulation to Moscow. But is it? At this point, not enough is known about details of the agreement—or even if the agreement will hold—to reach a judgment.

UkraineAlert by Steven Pifer

Conflict Elections

Mon, Oct 7, 2019

Samad joins CGTN America to discuss the results of the recent Afghan Presidential Election

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Elections

Events

Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Cross-Strait Seminar Series: The future of democracy in the Indo-Pacific

Hosted by the Asia Security Initiative, this public panel looks at the future of democracy in the Indo-Pacific and seeks to understand the risks facing the region’s emerging and existing democracies, as well as ongoing efforts to advance democratic governance across the region.

12:30pm Washington DC

Mon, Dec 9, 2019

Addressing foreign interference: Best practices and gaps to be closed

A conference determining the best practices and gaps to close when it comes to foreign interference in infrastructure, elections, national security, and disinformation efforts. Attendance by invitation only.

10:00am