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July 08, 2019
Last summer, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, protests erupted throughout Jordan in response to proposed income tax increases and other austerity measures. The protesters countered that the measures would disproportionately impact poor and middle-class residents. The protests spread and... Read More
July 03, 2019
As Libya’s latest civil war enters its third month, women throughout the country are claiming their seats in local government and making their voices heard. IRI is working to support these women along the way. While women constitute half of Libya’s population, they... Read More
July 02, 2019
El pasado 16 de junio los guatemaltecos llevaron a cabo su novena elección en el marco de su joven democracia. Los cargos a elegir en estas elecciones generales eran para presidente y vicepresidente, con la participación de 19 binomios; 160 diputados para el Congreso de la República; 340... Read More
July 01, 2019
2019 may be dubbed as another “Year of the Woman.” In Sudan, women led the charge in anti-government demonstrations against the oppressive al-Bashir government,... Read More
June 28, 2019
Disinformation. Propaganda. Fake news. In the United States, these terms came into the public consciousness during and immediately after the 2016 presidential election and were used to describe the Russian government’s attempt to influence the election result. As U.S. government and media... Read More
June 27, 2019
“Elections” are often the first thing people think of when they think about democracy. And while elections are a key component, there is much more to democracy than that. For example, effective democracy requires the rule of law, the separation of powers, functioning political parties, an... Read More
June 26, 2019
On July 21, Ukrainians will go to the polls for the third time in five months to vote in snap parliamentary elections – set to be another critical moment for the young democracy. Throughout June, Ukrainians awaited Constitutional Court’s ruling on the timing of the country’s parliamentary... Read More
June 24, 2019
Tunisia’s political instability and polarization has reached a critical juncture in the run-up to the autumn 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections. Political and ideological rivalries are intensifying between former regime... Read More
June 20, 2019
On Wednesday, June 19, the International Republican Institute hosted the new Moldovan Foreign Minister, Nicolae Popescu, for a conversation on Moldova’s future following the recent (and dramatic) change in government. Popescu described how a last-minute agreement between the center-left Socialist... Read More
June 19, 2019
In just seven days, Moldovans saw dramatic political change that once seemed impossible. Last Friday, all signs pointed to snap elections after three months of failed negotiations between the center-left Socialist Party, the ruling centrist Democratic Party (PDM) and the center-right opposition... Read More

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