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When Beijing Goes to Washington: Autocratic Lobbying Influence in Democracies

April 2021

Professor Erin Baggot Carter tells us how autocratic lobbying affects political outcomes and media coverage in democracies.

Gi-Wook Shin Discusses South Korean Ruling Party’s Local Election Losses on CNBC

April 2021

“The South Korean people gave the Moon administration a red card,” says APARC Director Gi-Wook Shin, predicting that containing soaring housing prices and other domestic challenges will be the...

A Balance of Power: The Role of Vietnam’s Electoral and Legislative Institutions

January 2021

As the 13th National Congress of Vietnam's Communist Party is selecting a new leadership team that will set the country’s course for the next five years, Vietnamese politics expert Paul Schuler...

APARC Experts on the Outlook for U.S.-Asia Policy Under the Biden Administration

January 2021

Ahead of President-elect Biden’s inauguration and on the heels of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by a pro-Trump mob that has left America shaken, an APARC-wide expert panel provides a region-by-...

Encouraging Students in a Time of Uncertainty and Existential Crisis

November 2020

In a letter to his students, Senior Research Scholar Herb Lin emphasizes the power of activism, education and helping others during uncertain times—such as now.

Intelligence Isn’t Just for Government Anymore

November 2020

Spy agencies need to reach voters and tech leaders now, too. Foreign election interference must be bad if spy agencies are making public service announcements.

A Gen Z Perspective on Fake News this November

October 2020

As the 2020 election approaches, I’m concerned that many Americans like me — young, liberal, POC — do not understand the extent to which disinformation is affecting the information we’re intaking...

A Consequential Election for Ukraine

October 2020

For Americans, the November 3 presidential election will be the most significant vote in many decades. The election also will have consequences for Ukraine: Whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden sits...

Democrartic Erosion in South Korea

October 2020

Gi-Wook Shin discusses the state of democracy in South Korea, and how democratic backsliding there fits into larger patterns of democratic decline underway across the globe.

Five Ways in Which Japan's New Prime Minister Suga is Different From Abe

September 2020

Yoshihide Suga has promised to continue many of Shinzo Abe's policies and goals, but APARC's Japan Program Director Kiyoteru Tsutsui explains how Suga's background, experience, and...

Qui sont les trolls Facebook du président guinéen ? Campagne électorale moderne ou actions inauthentiques concertées, une frontière floue

September 2020

Nous avons enquêté sur un large réseau de pages Facebook opérées par le parti du président guinéen Alpha Condé. Les Pages orchestrent des publications qui soutiennent la candidature de Condé à un...

Suga Is Fit to Lead, But Are Voters Ready to Like Him?

September 2020

Japan's next prime minister is a deeply pragmatic, self-made man.

What’s driving mass protests in Belarus?

September 2020

As protests continue in Belarus over the disputed re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko, Steve Pifer explains how the government’s response to COVID-19 and a blatantly stolen election...

Trump’s top intelligence official is curtailing congressional briefings on foreign election interference

September 2020

John Ratcliffe, the director of national intelligence, announced that the intelligence community would cut back on its briefings to Congress on electoral security. Amy B. Zegart explains what the...

Three Hits and Three Misses: What is Prime Minister Abe’s Legacy?

September 2020

Despite this long period as prime minister, it is not entirely clear that Abe accomplished major policy goals.

Is Putin about to make a costly mistake in Belarus?

August 2020

From 2001 to 2004, I was the senior American official to visit Belarus. The United States and European Union were thoroughly dissatisfied with President Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s authoritarianism, and...

What Do The Doomsday Clock And The Presidential Election Have In Common?

August 2020

Herb Lin discusses how close we are to midnight, which is to say, human annihilation.

Senate Committee Releases Report on Russian Interference in 2016 U.S. Election

August 2020

The findings show the Trump Campaign's interactions with Russian intelligence agencies posed what they're calling a "grave" threat to U.S. counterintelligence. For more, KCBS...

How Might the Sleeper Agents From “The Americans” Interfere in the Election?

August 2020

As the November 2020 presidential election approaches, it is worth imagining how a foreign adversary might attempt to intervene in the domestic political process.

Where is Russia Heading in 2020?

July 2020

Russia seemed a country on the rise globally, with President Vladimir Putin well on his way to lengthening his time in power. But he faces serious headwinds with COVID 19, the virus’s economic impact...

We've seen this movie before [on Ukraine]

July 2020

Volodymyr Zelensky swept to victory in Ukraine’s spring 2019 presidential election because he promised renewed reform and a real fight against corruption. Today, the reality looks quite different.

Democracy in South Korea is Crumbling from Within

July 2020

South Korea is following global trends as it slides toward a “democratic depression,” warns APARC’s Gi-Wook Shin. But the dismantling of South Korean democracy by chauvinistic populism and political...

Gi-Wook Shin Offers Analysis of 2020 Korean National Election

April 2020

The Korea Society hosts APARC's director for a timely discussion of the recent South Korean national election.

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