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May 16, 2019
For Gambians, the right to free speech and protest is guaranteed in their constitution, yet it is a right that has only recently begun to be truly exercised. Allegations of human rights abuses... Read More
May 15, 2019
After Slovak media reported on February 26, 2018, that the murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancé Martina Kušnírová might be connected to top government officials... Read More
May 14, 2019
Democracy is not always flashy. Nor is it intended to be. For a legislature, one of the most vital functions is found in the committee hearing room. Public hearings provide citizens an opportunity to speak directly to policymakers about matters that are important to them. They offer... Read More
May 03, 2019
Panamá elegirá un nuevo presidente junto con 860 otros cargos entre diputados y representantes, el 5 de mayo de 2019. la corrupción y la educación han sido las principales preocupaciones que caracterizan a estas elecciones, al igual que la desconfianza ciudadana y la necesidad de una mayor... Read More
May 03, 2019
Panama will elect a new president along with 861 other public officials on May 5, 2019. Several key areas of reform, such as corruption and education, are characterizing the election, as well as citizen distrust and the need for increased civic participation. The electoral process in Panama not... Read More
May 02, 2019
In 2012, Burma’s democratic reforms opened the door for competitive multiparty elections after many years of military rule and dictatorship. Ushered in by... Read More
April 29, 2019
A shared majority Buddhist religious heritage, landlocked geographic status, communist histories and a border with China made Mongolia the ideal location for a Lao study tour. Mongolia and Laos share unique commonalities—both are landlocked countries with a shared Buddhist heritage and historic... Read More
April 29, 2019
Después de las elecciones locales del 24 de marzo de 2019, Ecuador enfrenta un ambiente político fracturado. Si bien se identifican varios elementos de análisis para entender cómo estas recientes elecciones reflejan la transición de Ecuador hacia la consolidación de su democracia; dos elementos son... Read More
April 26, 2019
After the local elections on March 24, 2019, Ecuador faces a fractured political environment. Although there are many potential avenues for analysis for how these recent elections reflect Ecuador’s return to a robust democracy, two stand above the rest. First, questions about the performance of... Read More
April 23, 2019
On March 30, 2019, Slovakia elected Zuzana Čaputová to be its new president, the first woman to hold the office. Čaputová, vice president of liberal centrist... Read More

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