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Year of Elections from the National Endowment for Democracy 

Announcing a new publication from John K. Glenn of our esteemed partner, the National Endowment for Democracy, entitled “Year of Elections.” Glenn’s article discusses how millions globally are casting ballots amid challenges like authoritarian influence, technological manipulation, and the strategic use of generative AI to sway public opinion. 

These dynamics are testing democratic resilience in 2024, with elections in countries like Russia and Iran exemplifying authoritarian stage management and media control. Glenn also highlights Taiwan’s innovative strategies in countering misinformation and promoting electoral transparency, crucial lessons for global democracy. Beyond voting, Glenn underscores the critical need to protect trust in democratic institutions amidst increased polarization and threats to democratic values.