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May 06, 2020
COVID-19 threatens not only lives and livelihoods, but also governments and democratic institutions. The International Republican Institute (IRI) is profiling our partners and other leaders who have been the “first responders” in our global fight to protect and strengthen democracy. In this new... Read More
February 26, 2020
The recent announcement of plans for a peace deal between the United States and the Taliban has brought what has been called “America’s forgotten war” back to the headlines. Yet to secure meaningful peace, it is critical that the negotiation process and any resulting settlement preserve and extend... Read More
September 27, 2019
Two first-time candidates made it to the run-off in the first round of the Tunisian presidential election.... Read More
September 27, 2019
Two first-time candidates made it to the run-off in the first round of the Tunisian presidential election.... Read More
September 18, 2019
After years of conflict in Syria, there is still little consensus on how everyday Syrians will be able to reclaim their lives and communities amid such a devastating conflict.  A significant part of the challenge in finding that consensus is the complex and often baffling mix of... Read More
September 11, 2019
Until last weekend, the World Cup was the only event that I could rely on seeing on every TV in every café in Tunis. But for three nights over this past weekend, soccer took a rare back seat to a whole different kind of competition: the... Read More
September 10, 2019
All eyes are on Tunisia as it prepares for a presidential election on September 15 — an election hastened by the untimely death of President Beji Kaid Essebsi, the founding father of Tunisia’s second republic. Despite disenchantment with Tunisia’s direction since the Arab Spring, the... Read More
August 16, 2019
As Tunisia prepares for the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections, IRI is supporting its local partners in their voter registration and civic education initiatives to reach women and other marginalized voters. Since the first post-revolution elections in 2011, voter turnout in Tunisia... Read More
August 02, 2019
Eight years after the fall of Muammar Qaddafi, Libya remains a fractured nation characterized by divides along ethnic, tribal, geographic and ideological lines. In this environment, there is a lack of alliances or networks that bring young people together to discuss and try to overcome... Read More
July 26, 2019
Amr Sufian is a 25-year-old civil society activist based in Tripoli. Like many of his peers, Sufian is disappointed that the February 17 Revolution, which took place in Libya in 2011 in the wake of the Arab Spring, did not lead to a successful political transition. After the fall of Libyan... Read More

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