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March 05, 2019
“Being here brings us another opportunity; not only to learn from one another but also to grow together,” Peruvian Vice President and Member of Congress Mercedes Araoz reflected as she addressed 22 women members of parliament from ten countries during the closing of the weeklong House Democracy... Read More
March 04, 2019
The destabilizing chain of events that continue to seep across Afghanistan has ceaselessly fielded new challenges to key political and military actors involved in America’s longest war. Nearly 18 years of bloody conflict have demanded intricate... Read More
March 01, 2019
Raising expectations for some, lowering them for others. Last June, newly-appointed President Miguel Diaz-Canel revealed Cuba’s government would draft a new constitution, guided by former president Raul Castro, and approve it through a referendum. Private property rights, presidential term limits... Read More
February 27, 2019
Nearly two decades into our longest war, the United States is in the process of withdrawing from... Read More
February 26, 2019
54 percent of registered voters in Malawi are youth. Yet, apathy has negatively affected the participation of young people in past elections. To reverse this trend and secure sustainable and meaningful engagement of youth in the upcoming May 2019 Tripartite Elections in... Read More
February 23, 2019
Since Juan Guaido was sworn in as Venezuela’s President January 23, more than 50 countries have recognized his interim government, and only a few have denounced Guaido in favor of Nicolas Maduro. Cuba has been the most ardent Maduro... Read More
February 22, 2019
El pasado jueves 7 de febrero, el Tribunal Supremo Electoral de El Salvador (TSE), en conferencia de prensa hizo oficiales los resultados del escrutinio final de la elección presidencial período 2019-2024, obteniendo el triunfo Nayib Bukele del Partido Gran Alianza por la Unidad Nacional (GANA). El... Read More
February 21, 2019
The 2015 election in Burma was an important milestone in the county’s reform process after 50 years of authoritarian rule. Expectations were high for continued economic and political reforms after the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) electoral success. While the election was a positive first... Read More
February 20, 2019
East Africa has one of the youngest populations in the world: with a population of 150 million, a staggering 45 percent are under the age of 15 and 28 percent are between the ages of 15 and 24 years old. Recognizing the importance of engaging this community, the... Read More
February 19, 2019
A week after protests in Kasserine spiraled out of control leading to violent clashes and spreading concern across the country, the IRI Tunisia team hit the road to meet with citizens and civil society organizations to discuss the state of... Read More

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