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July 13, 2015
Today, Mark Green testified before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa regarding Tunisia's democratic transition. Mark’s statement to the committee (see below) focused on our work in Tunisia, specifically how democracy &... Read More
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Morgan Martinez

Deputy Director, External Affairs
April 01, 2015
It’s hard to come away from a meeting with Ko Ko Gyi without feeling inspired.  He has spent at least 17 of the last 25 years of his life in prison for his active participation in Burma’s democracy movement, most recently released in 2012.  Since IRI began activities inside Burma in 2012... Read More
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Johanna Kao

Senior Regional Advisor, Asia Division
March 31, 2015
In Burma, recent reforms have stimulated a surge in social and political activity, which might lead one to believe that civil society fell from the sky when liberalization began in 2011.  In fact, even under military rule religious and community-based organizations led aid efforts in conflict... Read More
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Josh Hills

Resident Director of Political Party Development, Burma
March 31, 2015
During the past week, I had the opportunity to host IRI’s President Mark Green on his first visit to Burma.  The purpose of the visit was to provide Mark an opportunity to gain insight on the progress of current reform process from stakeholders and their perceptions of the transition process,... Read More
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Steve Cima

Resident Country Director, Burma
March 05, 2015
The International Republican Institute (IRI) was essentially born with Ronald Regan’s historic 1982 address to the British Parliament. The first American president to address the House of Commons, President Reagan boldly proclaimed, “We... Read More
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Mark Green

President