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May 07, 2021
In November 2021, Nicaraguans will head to the polls to decide the Presidency in their first general election since the April 2018 protests. Despite mounting pressure for meaningful electoral reform from citizens, opposition leaders, and international actors, electoral reforms recently approved by... Read More
May 07, 2021
The role citizens play in transforming societies during significant, critical junctures, are analyzed, debated, and studied years later and accordingly, have a coveted space in the annals of history. When historians think back on the COVID-19 pandemic, they will surely include an assessment of the... Read More
May 05, 2021
Can street protests against corruption develop into meaningful electoral changes? Like other countries with political corruption but political party fragmentation, Bulgaria faced this question heading into national parliamentary elections held on April 4. In a positive sign for opposition parties... Read More
April 30, 2021
One is a staff member of Colombia’s House of Representatives, working to promote citizens access to information.  Another served as a member of North Macedonia’s National Assembly for two terms and is particularly proud of ... Read More
April 26, 2021
2021 boasts its share of important elections. From rising tensions in Ethiopia to hope for political stability in Peru-- which churned through three different presidents in one week last year-- to the end of an era in Germany, some elections will be free, transparent and fair. Others will not. Here... Read More
April 23, 2021
Born in the aftermath of World War II and at the dawn of the Cold War, NATO is looking to a future challenged and enhanced by new alliances, threats, and conflicts in the air, via pixels, and in outer space. NATO faces challenges in and on “land, air, sea, cyberspace and outer space,” said NATO... Read More
April 23, 2021
As Albanians head to the polls this Sunday, voters face a choice between the ruling Socialist Party (PS) and an opposition coalition comprised of the Democratic Party (PD) and Socialist Movement for Integration Party (LSI). PS is seeking a third term after eight years in power marked by sharp... Read More
April 22, 2021
April 22nd marks the world’s 51st Earth Day – reminding us of the importance of good resource governance across the globe. Since the first Earth Day, biodiversity degradation, climate change and the wildlife trade – perceived to be a cause... Read More
April 13, 2021
Last fall, Armenia’s government faced twin crises. In addition to managing COVID-19, Armenia also found itself in a war with Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. With both these calamities came a surge in disinformation that jeopardized the country’s democratic advancements... Read More
April 12, 2021
Sin contar con la insfraestructura necesaria para cumplir las pautas de salud pública y proporcionar los servicios necesarios, los gobiernos no pueden satisfacer las necesidades de los ciudadanos. Siguiendo los ejemplos de los países que poseen unas competencias digitales firmes, incluyendo Estonia... Read More