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September 19, 2018
Since Argentina’s return to democracy in 1983, the National Congress has struggled to escape the country’s long shadow of hyper-presidentialism. With the launch of the Argentine Congressional Budget Office, the future looks bright. At the end of 2016, Argentina’s Chamber of Deputies approved... Read More
September 14, 2018
President Yahya Jammeh’s departure from office in January 2017 ushered in a new government, led by President Adama Barrow, with the heavy task of moving the country forward after 22 years of authoritarian rule and pursuing a wide range of reforms to ensure that democracy is realized in... Read More
September 12, 2018
“Dear Daddy,  How is America? How is your friends? Daddy there is war in Buea. They shoot guns every night. When are you coming to take us? Don’t forget to buy a video game. I love you. Bye.”    IRI’s very own YALI fellow Clifford Akonteh read aloud this emotional letter from his... Read More
September 11, 2018
IRI Director of Asia, Johanna Kao, talks about being in Dili, Timor-Leste on September 11, 2001, and the powerful coming together of two different worlds.   ... Read More
September 10, 2018
With a screen on every smartphone and street corner, it’s tougher than ever to hold the audience’s attention – a hard truth known to YouTubers and democracy promoters alike. Fortunately, IRI staff in Mexico and beyond are exploring innovative ways to let democracy speak. “La participación no... Read More
September 04, 2018
Cuando hablamos de jóvenes, a menudo se habla del ciclo de la violencia, del ciclo de las drogas, o incluso al del ciclo de la inseguridad aludiendo al día a día que rodean a los jóvenes en Panamá. Sin embargo, permítanos presentarles... Read More
August 29, 2018
It has been an interesting few weeks in Nigeria. For those of us that have been watching Nigerian politics for the past four or five years, it feels very much like Déjà vu. When I arrived in Nigeria in 2014, the country was reeling from what many Nigerians were calling a gale of defections that... Read More
August 22, 2018
The International Republican Institute (IRI) was present for the off-cycle gubernatorial elections on July 14, 2018 in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The trip was meant to inform the findings of a pre-election assessment mission conducted jointly with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) from July 11-20... Read More
August 21, 2018
In a normally contentious pre-election period, when the focus of Members of Parliament (MPs) typically shifts from efforts at passing legislation to getting reelected, a group of MPs in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) are proving that collaboration and progress are still possible. In February, the... Read More
August 16, 2018
On a cold, dark night in February 2017, the European Union (EU) flag was illuminated in Bucharest’s Victory Square. But this flag was not made of silk flying over a spotlight; rather, it was a flag brought to life by the flashlights and colored paper of 3,000 Romanians who had gathered on the 27th... Read More

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