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September 26, 2019
From spoiled ballots to unsanctioned demonstrations, some Cubans are challenging the island’s political status quo. On February 24, Cubans voted on a new constitution incorporating 760 changes — ranging from the recognition of private... Read More
September 24, 2019
Leading up to Burma’s 2020 general elections, the International Republican Institute (IRI) is featuring  alumni of its Leadership Training School (LTS) in a... Read More
September 18, 2019
After years of conflict in Syria, there is still little consensus on how everyday Syrians will be able to reclaim their lives and communities amid such a devastating conflict.  A significant part of the challenge in finding that consensus is the complex and often baffling mix of... Read More
September 17, 2019
Young people are disproportionately affected by the insecurity plaguing the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. One International Republican Institute (IRI) program is working to build trust between at-risk youth and their local governments by tapping into the region... Read More
September 11, 2019
Until last weekend, the World Cup was the only event that I could rely on seeing on every TV in every café in Tunis. But for three nights over this past weekend, soccer took a rare back seat to a whole different kind of competition: the... Read More
September 10, 2019
All eyes are on Tunisia as it prepares for a presidential election on September 15 — an election hastened by the untimely death of President Beji Kaid Essebsi, the founding father of Tunisia’s second republic. Despite disenchantment with Tunisia’s direction since the Arab Spring, the... Read More
September 09, 2019
The threat of “color revolutions” is a recurring theme in the Russian government security discourse and pro-Kremlin media. The term was first used to refer to a series of nonviolent protest movements starting in the 2000s that resulted in the overthrow of pro-Russian autocratic and oligarchic... Read More
September 05, 2019
En Argentina el 23 de noviembre de 2017 se sancionó la Ley 27.412, que aborda la Paridad de Género en Ámbitos de Representación Política en el país. La misma establece que las listas de candidatos/as al Congreso de la Nación (diputados/as y senadores/as) y al Parlamento del Mercosur deben ser... Read More
September 03, 2019
Bulganchimeg Bayasgalant, a Mongolian participant in the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) 2019 Generation Democracy Global Summit, argues that young changemakers must... Read More
August 22, 2019
Like much of the civil war-torn nation, decades of conflict have plagued Burma's southeastern Kayin State. Since Burma’s independence in 1948, persistent corruption and poverty have afflicted both areas of the region under the control of ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) and those controlled by... Read More