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April 13, 2021
Last fall, Armenia’s government faced twin crises. In addition to managing COVID-19, Armenia also found itself in a war with Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. With both these calamities came a surge in disinformation that jeopardized the country’s democratic advancements... Read More
March 08, 2021
On International Women’s Day, the International Republican Institute (IRI) is shining a light on the milestones Lithuania marked last year with the election of its historic women-... Read More
March 08, 2021
On International Women’s Day, the International Republican Institute (IRI) is celebrating the democratic advancements made possible by women the world over. Since 1995, the proportion of women in legislatures has more than doubled across the globe – and while we still have a long way to go, 2020... Read More
February 25, 2021
This week marks the seventh year since former President Victor Yanukovych’s government collapsed under the weight of the 2013-2014 Revolution of Dignity. Before Yanukovych's dismissal, Ukraine was a corrupt, pro-Russian and highly centralized state with hallmarks of political repression and... Read More
December 23, 2020
As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the outbreak of a 40-day long war in Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia is now facing a political, financial and socio-economic crisis. This, as some have argued, may cause the... Read More
November 17, 2020
On November 15 Ukraine held runoff elections after the October 25 local elections, which served as a powerful reminder that Europe’s largest country remains on a democratic path, making progress in three key areas. First, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy successfully organized and oversaw elections... Read More
October 26, 2020
On October 31, Georgians will go to the polls in a high-stakes parliamentary election that the international community hopes will result in a more representative, European-aligned government. Over the course of a year, Georgia has made great strides in its journey to democracy, and is widely... Read More
October 19, 2020
On October 25, Ukrainians will go to the polls to fill more than 40,000 seats at every level of Ukraine’s local and regional governments – marking a new phase in Ukraine’s much anticipated... Read More
August 24, 2020
Since achieving independence from the Soviet Union 29 years ago today, Ukraine has followed a long and sometimes troubled path to democracy. In that time, Ukrainians of all backgrounds have united to resist corruption and authoritarianism and build a sovereign, democratic and united polity. With... Read More
July 01, 2020
For Armenia, the COVID-19 pandemic coincided with a critical juncture in the country’s democratic development. As the country transitions from a semi-presidential system to a parliamentary one with multiple parties represented, the logistical challenges presented by the pandemic raised fears that... Read More

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