Tag: International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)

Disinformation: Countering malign influence of autocrats – and Big Tech?

     

The European Union may need “broader rules to make sure that the way companies collect and use data doesn’t harm the fundamental values of our society,” tech czar Margrethe Vestager,… Read more »

How to recharge international democracy assistance

     

Of the many foreign policy tools, supporting democracy abroad is one of the least costly and most effective contributions a country can make to resist bad actors, uphold global values,… Read more »

How to aid Armenia’s ‘democratic velvet revolution’

     

  Armenia is a case study of rising resistance to autocratic rule, says the 2019 World Report from Human Rights Watch. Authoritarianism has been met with a resurgence of  “individual… Read more »

Hacks, leaks & disruptions: Russia – from digital outlier to cyberpower

     

A set of measures to defend digital democracies against disinformation campaigns, hackers and cyberattacks is urgently required, according to Hacks, leaks and disruptions: Russian cyber strategies, a new report from… Read more »

Resilient but shaky: Bosnia prepares for critical polls

     

In the year since Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) submitted its formal application to join the European Union, little has gone according to plan for the fragile country, writes Sanford Henry,… Read more »

Dictators don’t stabilize the Middle East

     

A number of American politicians have suggested that the Arab Spring was a disaster and that the region needs strongmen to stabilize it, but while working on Middle East policy at the… Read more »

Africa: Partnerships for Meaningful Elections

     

More than 15 African countries held national elections in 2015–including Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, and Tanzania–and a similar number is set to do so in 2016, notably the… Read more »