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April 12, 2019
People migrate when they feel physically or economically insecure. The most egregious example of this is the socialist nightmare in Venezuela where 3.4 million have left—most... Read More
April 11, 2019
As Guatemala approaches general elections on June 16, 2019, the country is facing impressive challenges. In addition to the offices of President and Vice President, Guatemalan voters will select 158 deputies to the national assembly and 340 mayors. This year is the first time that Guatemala’s... Read More
April 08, 2019
Tunisia’s 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections will either continue the country’s success story in the region or lead to democratic backsliding. As Tunisians prepare to go to the polls in October to elect their members of parliament and in November to elect their next president,... Read More
April 08, 2019
In October 2018, Kim Mi-Hyang was selected for IRI’s Future Democratic Leaders Program (FDL). The program supports emerging North Korea defector leaders to take a greater role in the North Korean human rights and democratization movement. Despite balancing the two... Read More
April 05, 2019
On April 6, voters from across the Maldives will head to the polls for the second nation-wide election in less than eight... Read More
April 04, 2019
In early April, voters across the Maldives will return to the polls for the second major election in less than a year. The parliamentary elections on April 6 present the most significant political test yet for recently elected President Ibrahim Solih, who won a surprising election in September... Read More
March 29, 2019
The International Republican Institute (IRI) deployed a mission to Nigeria to observe the country’s presidential and legislative elections held on February 23, 2019 after a one-week postponement. IRI, in partnership with the National... Read More
March 28, 2019
In March 2019, Slovakia will vote for its fifth president since becoming independent in 1993. Around this occasion, the International Republican Institute’s Beacon Project is... Read More
March 27, 2019
The Catatumbo, a region in Colombia’s northeastern border with Venezuela, has long been at the heart of the country’s violent conflict due its strategic location for drug trafficking and other illegal activities—and its historically... Read More
March 26, 2019
Welcome back to the final blog post of the Rule of Law in Afghanistan series! In the last two blog... Read More

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