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August 09, 2021
Today in Belarus you can be arrested for wearing the wrong color socks, buying red and white bouquets, or even for dancing. These unusual crimes are a result of the protests which began after the fraudulent election... Read More
August 06, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic paralyzed governments when it appeared in the spring of 2020. The International Republican Institute (IRI) assisted governments all around the world, including the Western Balkans, to improve their response to the devastating global health crisis. Governments needed to create... Read More
August 03, 2021
In the early 2010s, Abi Yerusa “Ira” Sobeukum was reassessing her position within East Nusa Tenggara’s sociopolitical scene. On one hand, she could continue challenging the system she thought could do better through street protests as a student activist. On the other, she envisioned herself as a... Read More
July 29, 2021
The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) is a bipartisan commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with 22 partner parliaments around the world to support the development of effective, independent, and responsive legislatures.... Read More
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July 27, 2021
On July 7, the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse shocked a nation and the world. This tragic event has added another layer of political challenges to existing simultaneous crises (insecurity, economic, food, and health, among others). Despite this, Haitians continue to show... Read More
July 16, 2021
The Philippines is scheduled to hold its next general election on May 9, 2022. While there are concerns that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may disrupt the election itself, restrictions imposed in response to the pandemic are already threatening the election’s integrity by obstructing the voter... Read More
July 13, 2021
Generally, when we hear “youth and politics,” the issue areas that come to mind are more or less the same around the world: unemployment and education. Turkey, a country with a median age of 31.5, the youngest in Europe, and roughly 13 million citizens between the ages of 15 and 24, is no exception... Read More
July 08, 2021
Although nightlife, hugging, and even seeing grandparents dried up during pandemic lockdowns, democracy, of course, never went away. Though for a political system defined as “control of an organization or group by the majority of its members,” getting those members together to deliberate and... Read More
July 08, 2021
Pride month often seems like a joyous celebration in the big cities of the world, but it is also an important time for people everywhere, from the smallest village in Nigeria to a sleepy bar in Mexico to northern Sri Lanka, where Angel Queentus lives and works. For the first time ever this year,... Read More
July 07, 2021
A decade after the revolution, Tunisian youth are once again turning to the streets to demand solutions after losing faith in political actors’ capability to address the current economic crisis. Early this year, a wave of demonstrations erupted in marginalized regions across Tunisia and in front... Read More