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September 07, 2016
The International Republican Institute’s (IRI) latest poll on Ukraine includes some figures on corruption that may seem shocking those unacquainted with the country. For example, one quarter of respondents who... Read More
May 13, 2016
Kyrgyzstan is sometimes referred to as Central Asia’s only nominal parliamentary democracy, however a recent survey released by IRI reveals mixed perceptions about the direction that the country is heading. The results of this national public opinion survey show that a majority of people consider... Read More
May 06, 2016
On April 28, IRI published its most recent survey of Georgian Public Opinion (posted here).  Surveys of this sort are commonplace in Georgia these days,... Read More
November 12, 2015
The June 2015 IRI “Tunisian Survey of Public Opinion” revealed that although Tunisians were generally supportive of their new government, they largely believe that the... Read More
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Nathaniel Breeding

Resident Program Officer, Tunisia
October 23, 2015
This Sunday, October 25, Ukrainians across the country will go to the polls to elect mayors and, regional and city councils.  These elections come at a critical time, as the Ukrainian parliament debates decentralization and other critical reforms that would empower these local level officials... Read More
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Katie LaRoque

Assistant Program Officer, Eurasia Division
October 21, 2015
This weekend Ukraine will hold its first local elections in the post-Maidan period.  Thus far, the country has conducted presidential (May 2014) and... Read More
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Motria Chaban

Program Officer, Eurasia Division
October 21, 2015
On Sunday October 25, Tanzania will hold its fifth round of national elections since the introduction of multiparty politics in 1992.  Despite a multiparty system, the leading Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party has continuously secured the Tanzanian presidency since its founding under the nation... Read More
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Anne Govern

Program Assistant, Africa Division
October 19, 2015
On October 3, Germans celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of their country’s unification.  Although it seems like a foregone conclusion today, many doubted not just the physical unification of the country, but the cultural unity as well.  Ukraine faces similar challenges. ... Read More
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Motria Chaban

Program Officer, Eurasia Division
August 24, 2015
The above title is the name of Ukraine’s national anthem and a fitting reminder of the danger the country finds itself in today, August 24, Independence Day.   The anthem’s title sounds pessimistic to non-Ukrainians, but the lyrics are actually positive: Our enemies will vanish like dew in... Read More
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Tom Garrett

Vice President for Programs