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August 16, 2018
On a cold, dark night in February 2017, the European Union (EU) flag was illuminated in Bucharest’s Victory Square. But this flag was not made of silk flying over a spotlight; rather, it was a flag brought to life by the flashlights and colored paper of 3,000 Romanians who had gathered on the 27th... Read More
August 09, 2018
Friday, August 3 Cuban authorities arrested Jose Daniel Ferrer, leader of the Unión Patriotica de Cuba (Patriotic Union of Cuba – UNPACU), near Santiago de Cuba. Normally, when the regime arrests a dissident it is not newsworthy as it occurs with depressing regularity. However, Ferrer’s arrest—and... Read More
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August 08, 2018
Thirty years ago today, on August 8, 1988, university students in Burma organized protests against General Ne Win’s totalitarian one-party government, under whose rule Burma became one of the poorest... Read More
August 07, 2018
Due to its multicultural, multiethnic composition and complex political system, a stable BiH is imperative for security within the fragile Western Balkans. BiH's security is threatened by the collision of influence and interests of several global actors. Thus, in addition to benefitting BiH’s... Read More
August 03, 2018
In July 1918, a non-American flag flew over the White House – one of only two times this occurred in U.S. history. Any guesses? No, it wasn’t the Union Jack, but another red, white and blue flag... Read More
July 26, 2018
The 2015 election in Burma was an important milestone in the county’s reform process after 50 years of authoritarian rule. With the NLD in power, expectations were high for continued economic and political reforms.  While the election was a positive first step, it would be a mistake to... Read More
July 18, 2018
Three years ago, Burma held its first competitive general election in 25 years. The election was an important milestone in the county’s reform process after over 50 years of authoritarian rule. Following the election of the NLD and Aung San Suu Kyi, expectations were high that the promised economic... Read More
July 17, 2018
People have been migrating forever—to pursue fresh opportunities, or, more often, to escape a bad situation in order to survive. Sadly, the latter is responsible for most mass movements today. Instability, violence, poor economic prospects and corruption commonly underly mass migration, or so... Read More
July 13, 2018
정치적 투옥과 만성적 기아의 위협에서 벗어나 더 나은 삶을 살고자 많은 주민들이 북한을 떠난다. 이들 중 상당수가 베트남이나 중국을 북한의 성공적인 모델로 보고 있지만, 오세혁 씨는 몽골의 잔인하고 억압적인 공산주의 정권에서 자유롭고 번영하는 민주주의로의 변화를 이용하여 다른 시각을 제시합니다. 오세혁 씨는 1999년에 북한을 떠났다. 그 이후로 동료 북한 주민들의 삶을 개선하는 데 전념해 왔다. 전환기 정의 위킹그룹의 공동 창립자이자 수석 연구원인 세혁 씨는 최근 몽골의 전환 과정 경험을 정리한 IRI의 COMET 프로그램에... Read More
July 13, 2018
Drawn by the promise of a better life free of the threat of political imprisonment and chronic starvation, many North Koreans leave the country. While many of these North Korean’s see Vietnam or China as successful models for North Korea, Sehyek Oh provides a different perspective using Mongolia’s... Read More

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