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June 2018

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June 28, 2018
The concept of good governance stretches beyond the mere prevention of corruption. Instead, good governance is defined by policy development that considers a variety of voices, is efficient and responds to citizens in a transparent and accountable way. This is in addition to the central principle... Read More
June 27, 2018
Jordan’s Prime Minister, Hani al-Mulki, stepped down from his post on June 4 in a move intended to diffuse anger at economic policies that led to the most massive protests in years. Spearheaded by the syndicates, a cross-section of Jordanians representing a multi-generational mix of middle and... Read More
June 26, 2018
Mexico stands on the brink of historic elections. On July 1, 2018, Mexican citizens will elect a new president and over 3,400 officials across the country. With three leading presidential candidates representing parties from across the political spectrum, the decision of voters will have a... Read More
June 25, 2018
June 26 and 27, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Brazil and Ecuador to strengthen bilateral trades and security relations. Adding Ecuador to this trip builds on clear messages from President Lenin Moreno heralding a sea change in Ecuador’s international relations. It will be the first... Read More
June 21, 2018
A Turkish presidential candidate held a rally in front of Austrian, German, Dutch and other European Diaspora, in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Yes, you read that right. Ahead of Turkey’s snap parliamentary and presidential elections scheduled for June 24, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan... Read More
June 19, 2018
On July 30, 2018, Zimbabweans will go to the polls to participate in the most significant elections of their lifetime. Former President Robert Mugabe's name will not appear on the presidential ballot for the... Read More
June 16, 2018
The Trump administration’s National Security Strategy identifies terrorism and violent extremism (VE) as a top priority. The president’s strategy to address these issues is to allocate more money for... Read More
June 15, 2018
Mauritania, located in the western Sahel region of Africa, is rich in minerals, like iron ore, copper, gold, silver, and oil and gas. In fact, it is the world’s seventh largest exporter of iron ore and has the largest gypsum deposit in the world. These resource blessings allowed Mauritania to... Read More
June 12, 2018
Equipping policymakers and political party candidates with skills to understand the value of data, and interpret, analyze and use rigorous data in policymaking has potential to improve democracy and good governance outcomes. It can enhance effectiveness of policies, generate greater buy-in by... Read More
June 11, 2018
For many years the region of Southern Africa was considered a democratic stronghold on the continent. However, over the last five years, the region has experienced democratic backsliding including political leaders and ruling parties exercising unconstitutional methods to consolidate power and... Read More

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