November 2014

Recent Posts

November 06, 2014
In February 2013, IRI’s resident director for Central America Antonio Garrastazu attended a gathering with peers from the Latin American Parties Union (UPLA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  When the meeting closed, participants signed a framework document “2013-2023: Essential Conditions for... Read More
Posted by

Sara Danish

Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean Division
November 06, 2014
Tuesday I served for my second time as Precinct Captain for Precinct 33 in Washington, D.C. and it reminded me of why I’m so passionate about the work we do at IRI.  I thought of the Teddy Roosevelt quote that IRI President Mark Green shared with us in a staff meeting just the day before: “Far... Read More
Posted by

Kathleen Schmermund

Program Officer, Africa Division
November 06, 2014
The Kingdom of Bhutan embarked on its transition to democracy in 2008. In just a few years it has made considerable progress in building a vibrant civil society with strong governing institutions. Nonetheless, significant work remains to consolidate the democratic gains made.  The... Read More
Posted by

Glenn Bradbury

Resident Country Director, Guyana
November 06, 2014
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article announcing that Google Street View is now... Read More
Posted by

Robert Cushing

Country Director, Bhutan
November 05, 2014
On October 19, a national civil society network of over 50 organizations from 15 Tunisian governorates held a press conference in Tunis to introduce an accountability campaign called “My right to hold you accountable.” The campaign, launched over the summer, began with various civil society... Read More
Posted by

Nathaniel Breeding

Resident Program Officer, Tunisia
November 01, 2014
The city of Sloviansk has become a microcosm of the war in eastern Ukraine.  It is located in Donetsk; a predominantly Russian-speaking region which had been under Tsarist Russia and Soviet control for centuries.  Citizens there have watched Russian television for decades, and many have... Read More
Posted by

Motria Chaban

Program Officer, Eurasia Division
November 01, 2014
On October 26, 2014, newly elected Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo unveiled his long-awaited 34-member cabinet.  The cabinet selections evoked both excitement and criticism among Indonesian political observers.  Since Jokowi’s victory at the polls in July, expectations, many of... Read More
Posted by

George Gorman

Program Assistant, Timor-Leste

Pages