France and Germany need to prepare for Russian influence operations ahead of their 2017 elections. They can learn from Russian meddling in the US over the past year. While improving cyber defense matters, priorities should be building a unified stance among political parties and imposing political costs to deter future interference.
Brexit and Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States puts the future of humanitarian aid at risk by further politicizing the project of international solidarity. Aid organizations should prepare themselves to limit the fallout, which will be felt most starkly by people in armed conflicts who are likely to lose lifesaving assistance and protection.
In the age of Trump and with growing German responsibility in the world, it is increasingly vital for German politicians to explain the instruments and dilemmas of foreign policy to the general public. Experts in think tanks, universities and civil society organizations should stop just talking to each other and start making the case for better policy directly to voters.
by Aryaman Bhatnagar, Joel Sandhu
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Amnesty International Netherlands
16 December 2016
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