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July 12, 2018
For English speakers, the term Mediterranean evokes images of the French Riviera and sun-drenched beaches; in Spanish, it simply means landlocked. One of two landlocked countries in the western hemisphere (along with Bolivia), Paraguay has its share of “Mediterranean” charms and challenges. During... Read More
July 11, 2018
A recent Moroccan consumer boycott is demonstrating the real economic and political consequences of citizen action. Since the call to action first appeared in late April, between 40... Read More
July 10, 2018
Against an ongoing state of emergency and following the 2017 constitutional referendum, Turkey has had another exhausting election. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the government declared the state of emergency... Read More
July 09, 2018
Today’s youth are inspired by the idea that they can drive meaningful, lasting change in their countries. While attending IRI’s Generation Democracy 2018 Global Summit in Vienna, Austria, two young leaders, one from South and one from North... Read More
July 09, 2018
오늘 날의 청년들은 그들이 국가에서 의미있고 지속적인 변화를 일으킬 수 있다는 생각에 고무되어 있습니다. 남한과 북한에서 온 두 젊은 청년 지도자들은오스트리아, 비엔나에서 개최된 IRI의 2018년도 Generation Democracy 국제 회의에 참여하면서 서로를 처음 만났습니다. 북한과 남한 정상의 지도자들이 새로운 미래를 위한 발자국을 천천히 내딛고 있을 때, 이 두 열정적인 청년들은 같은 목표-개방되고 자유로운 북한-를... Read More
July 06, 2018
Spain's World Cup loss against Russia is a metaphor for why liberal democracies must go on the offense more in geopolitics. I'll start with a disclaimer: I am a disappointed Spaniard who is still grieving our painful loss against the FIFA 2018 World Cup host, Russia, a mediocre squad that ranked... Read More
July 02, 2018
Yesterday Mexico embarked on the largest elections the country has seen in its democratic history, electing over 3,400 seats from local to national government. Turnout was at a historic 63 percent despite the World Cup taking place simultaneously. As part of our commitment to building civil... Read More
June 28, 2018
The concept of good governance stretches beyond the mere prevention of corruption. Instead, good governance is defined by policy development that considers a variety of voices, is efficient and responds to citizens in a transparent and accountable way. This is in addition to the central principle... Read More
June 27, 2018
Jordan’s Prime Minister, Hani al-Mulki, stepped down from his post on June 4 in a move intended to diffuse anger at economic policies that led to the most massive protests in years. Spearheaded by the syndicates, a cross-section of Jordanians representing a multi-generational mix of middle and... Read More
June 26, 2018
Mexico stands on the brink of historic elections. On July 1, 2018, Mexican citizens will elect a new president and over 3,400 officials across the country. With three leading presidential candidates representing parties from across the political spectrum, the decision of voters will have a... Read More

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