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September 24, 2018
In Nigeria, political parties lack ideology and manifestos. But the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s town hall meeting marks their first step towards open... Read More
September 19, 2018
Since Argentina’s return to democracy in 1983, the National Congress has struggled to escape the country’s long shadow of hyper-presidentialism. With the launch of the Argentine Congressional Budget Office, the future looks bright. At the end of 2016, Argentina’s Chamber of Deputies approved... Read More
September 14, 2018
President Yahya Jammeh’s departure from office in January 2017 ushered in a new government, led by President Adama Barrow, with the heavy task of moving the country forward after 22 years of authoritarian rule and pursuing a wide range of reforms to ensure that democracy is realized in... Read More
September 12, 2018
“Dear Daddy,  How is America? How is your friends? Daddy there is war in Buea. They shoot guns every night. When are you coming to take us? Don’t forget to buy a video game. I love you. Bye.”    IRI’s very own YALI fellow Clifford Akonteh read aloud this emotional letter from his... Read More
September 11, 2018
IRI Director of Asia, Johanna Kao, talks about being in Dili, Timor-Leste on September 11, 2001, and the powerful coming together of two different worlds.   ... Read More
September 10, 2018
With a screen on every smartphone and street corner, it’s tougher than ever to hold the audience’s attention – a hard truth known to YouTubers and democracy promoters alike. Fortunately, IRI staff in Mexico and beyond are exploring innovative ways to let democracy speak. “La participación no... Read More
September 07, 2018
In February 2016, Tunisia adopted a new Criminal Procedure Code (CPC). Under the new CPC, the law formally grants citizens protection against torture, the right to legal counsel from the onset of detention, reduces the maximum pre-trial detention time to 48 hours, requires the police to allow the... Read More
September 04, 2018
Cuando hablamos de jóvenes, a menudo se habla del ciclo de la violencia, del ciclo de las drogas, o incluso al del ciclo de la inseguridad aludiendo al día a día que rodean a los jóvenes en Panamá. Sin embargo, permítanos presentarles... Read More
August 29, 2018
It has been an interesting few weeks in Nigeria. For those of us that have been watching Nigerian politics for the past four or five years, it feels very much like Déjà vu. When I arrived in Nigeria in 2014, the country was reeling from what many Nigerians were calling a gale of defections that... Read More
August 28, 2018
The International Republican Institute established the Arab Women’s Leadership Institute (AWLI) nearly one decade ago. Founded in 2008, AWLI has brought together over one hundred women across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region based on one... Read More

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