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February 07, 2019
On February 2, Venezuelan citizens again took to the streets to protest Nicolas Maduro and reclaim their democracy. Although the situation is still developing, it is important to debunk some of the more popular myths circulating on ... Read More
February 06, 2019
Sudan is approaching its sixth week of national protests—the longest under... Read More
February 05, 2019
On January 11, the Macedonian Parliament adopted constitutional amendments to add “North” to the country’s name. As part of the Prespa Agreement reached with Greece, ... Read More
February 04, 2019
When a wave of protests and unrest rocked much of the Arab world in 2011, Algeria stood out as a beacon of stability amidst ongoing chaos in the region. The steady internal situation has allowed it to play an increasing, positive role in stabilizing and promoting peace in... Read More
February 01, 2019
Political parties and elected officials in Nigeria have continued to fall short when trying to connect with citizens. It has never been routine for elected officials to discuss what they are doing or intend to do to better the lives of Nigerian... Read More
February 01, 2019
On January 23rd, as National Assembly President Juan Guaido swore in as Interim President of Venezuela, the international community faced an important choice, one that would have serious consequences for the people of Venezuela. The United States, members of the Lima Group, the... Read More
January 31, 2019
Argentina has a long and celebrated history of women’s political empowerment. IRI is proud to support the country’s gender equality efforts. From General Juana Azurduy de Padilla, a female military  leader in the Latin American wars of independence, to... Read More
January 30, 2019
Iraq is one of the few places in the world where my Muslim friend can ask a Christian nun how to find an ancient Jewish synagogue currently being rehabilitated in Alqosh, a city in the Ninewa Plains. This actually happened. The mosaic of Iraqi culture is beautiful, ancient and in danger.... Read More
January 28, 2019
Elections have consequences. Sometimes unintended ones. Holding elections does not mean a country is democratic; however, no country can be a democracy without them. If elections are free and fair, they can express the will of the people and determine the direction of the country. If they are... Read More
January 28, 2019
Nestled in the Southern African region, Malawi will hold presidential, parliamentarian and local council elections on May 21, 2019. Considering the outcomes of their last elections held in 2014, all eyes from the region and international community are on the country as they rapidly approach... Read More

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