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May 13, 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
April 06, 2020
Ukraine has a rich tradition of youth taking an active role in improving their society. From the 2004 Orange Revolution to the 2014 Revolution of Dignity, young people have been at the frontlines of Ukraine’s Democratic transition. Now, youth throughout Ukraine are working at the grassroots level... Read More
March 11, 2020
Empowered young people are the key to furthering prosperity and strengthening democracy in Ukraine. With an estimated youth unemployment rate of 20 percent and ongoing problems with brain drain... Read More
February 21, 2020
Ukraine’s democratic survival depends on cultivating the next generation of democratic leaders. If Ukrainian democracy fails, the country could once again fall victim to the predations of the Kremlin, and the U.S. and its democratic allies will lose a vital strategic partner. The International... Read More
February 07, 2020
Ukraine’s 2020 local elections—scheduled for October 2020—will be another step in Ukraine’s ongoing process of decentralization and European integration, providing Ukrainians a government that better represents their interests. As Ukraine prepares for Election Day, IRI is working with local... Read More
January 22, 2020
Ukraine’s journey as a nation has been full of as many challenges as hard-won successes. One challenge Ukraine faces today is to rebuild and assert its independence while facing ongoing aggression from a revanchist Kremlin. Despite this challenge, Ukrainians have... Read More
June 26, 2019
On July 21, Ukrainians will go to the polls for the third time in five months to vote in snap parliamentary elections – set to be another critical moment for the young democracy. Throughout June, Ukrainians awaited Constitutional Court’s ruling on the timing of the country’s parliamentary... Read More
October 12, 2017
2017 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of two Russian revolutions. The February Revolution began when riots and strikes over the scarcity of food erupted in St. Petersburg. Russians had lost faith in their government, the economy was horrendous and corruption was rampant. Demonstrators took to... Read More
September 08, 2017
The residents of Moscow will go to polling stations on September 10, 2017, to elect their municipal district deputies. With typically low voter turnout, sometimes in the single digits, these elections regularly garner little attention from the local population and Russian political parties. But... Read More
March 30, 2017
“She Speaks. She Votes. She Leads. We Are All Heard.” celebrates women’s leadership through stories told by inspiring women. Ivana Tufegdzik from Macedonia shares her story about the first time she voted.   Read More

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