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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
January 25, 2019
Mi experiencia a través de la Generacion Democracy del Instituto Republicano Internacional (IRI) refuerza mi convicción de que el único camino para generar un cambio real en nuestras comunidades es a través del compromiso cívico y social. Mi nombre es... Read More
January 24, 2019
Born only a few years before the Bosnian war, Marinko Šanje, doesn’t remember the battle that took place in his home country in the early 1990s. However, like many Bosnian youth his age... Read More
January 23, 2019
The bus is back. Tell a friend! An unusual vehicle is winding its way from town to town in El Salvador. It’s the Vota Bus... Read More
January 22, 2019
A December of discontent along the Danube continues into the new year. In both Belgrade and Budapest... Read More

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