February 14, 2024
2024 Elections are reliably holding the attention of audiences around the globe. Given the geographic and temporal spread of elections at the local, regional, and national levels this year, the theme is unlikely to drop significantly. Continued reporting of foreign meddling, like the new report alleging Russian interference in French elections, will only increase the performance of the theme. As the elements of concern driving political conversations vary across diverse campaigns, 2024 Elections has a propensity towards both feeding off of and supporting a range of other themes including Global Economy, Immigration and Migration, Supply Chain, Energy, and Climate Change.
Business in Russia and Infrastructure both climbed six positions this period. A combination of EU sanctions on Chinese and Indian firms that support Russia in Ukraine and the IMF stating that Russia has an improved economic outlook but will face “tough times ahead” boosts discourse on Business in Russia. Likewise, a high volume of narratives around critical Infrastructure vulnerabilities in the United States by way of Chinese cyber attacks lends movement to Infrastructure. These themes are unlikely to experience significant downward trends in the near future and are susceptible to further spikes should high-profile events afford.