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February 20, 2019
East Africa has one of the youngest populations in the world: with a population of 150 million, a staggering 45 percent are under the age of 15 and 28 percent are between the ages of 15 and 24 years old. Recognizing the importance of engaging this community, the... Read More
February 19, 2019
A week after protests in Kasserine spiraled out of control leading to violent clashes and spreading concern across the country, the IRI Tunisia team hit the road to meet with citizens and civil society organizations to discuss the state of... Read More
February 14, 2019
The political and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, and its impact in the region, brought the world’s attention to the failure of the Maduro government to effectively govern the country. While the country’s next steps are unclear,... Read More
February 13, 2019
El triunfo en primera vuelta de Nayib Bukele en las elecciones de El Salvador el 3 de febrero no debiera ser una gran sorpresa. La mayoría de las encuestas lo daban como amplio ganador, pero muchos dudaban que esto ocurriera debido a las malas y fallidas experiencias de las encuestadoras alrededor... Read More
February 12, 2019
The decentralization process, which started in 2014, has already had a profound impact on Ukraine and its citizens. In order to take advantage of these sweeping reforms, five village councils and Bakhmut City Council in the... Read More
February 11, 2019
Moldova’s freezing temperatures and heavy snow have done little to dampen the election fervor. Citizens will head to the polls on February 24 to elect a new Parliament in what promises to be a consequential competition. Moldova’s neighbors are certainly watching. With approximately... Read More
February 08, 2019
Uganda has been a long-term partner of the international community in regional peacekeeping and efforts against violent extremism in East Africa and the Great Lakes. President Museveni, Uganda’s president, has regularly cited the stability, progress and security of his administration as a rebuttal... Read More
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