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February 20, 2020
It has been nine years since Tunisians kicked off the Arab Spring by taking to the streets to demand a citizen-centered government that would respond to popular dissatisfaction with corruption and economic strife. Nearly a decade later, the country has made significant progress toward democracy,... Read More
July 16, 2019
Despite isolated local victories implementing anti-corruption efforts, corruption in Tunisia continues to be perceived as a top citizen concern. As of February 2019, respondents of the latest IRI poll... Read More
July 10, 2019
Forty years of corrupt, ineffective centralized authority under the regime of Muammar Qaddafi, and a failed transition in the aftermath of the 2011 revolution have left Libya marred by instability and conflict.  The most recent outbreak of civil war following the Libyan National... Read More
July 08, 2019
Last summer, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, protests erupted throughout Jordan in response to proposed income tax increases and other austerity measures. The protesters countered that the measures would disproportionately impact poor and middle-class residents. The protests spread and... Read More
July 03, 2019
As Libya’s latest civil war enters its third month, women throughout the country are claiming their seats in local government and making their voices heard. IRI is working to support these women along the way. While women constitute half of Libya’s population, they... Read More
July 01, 2019
2019 may be dubbed as another “Year of the Woman.” In Sudan, women led the charge in anti-government demonstrations against the oppressive al-Bashir government,... Read More
April 17, 2019
Since December 2018, the Tunisian parliament passed the 2019 state budget, voted for a new president of the Independent High Electoral Commission (ISIE), and the ISIE has established the 2019 electoral calendar. However,... Read More
March 26, 2019
Welcome back to the final blog post of the Rule of Law in Afghanistan series! In the last two blog... Read More
March 11, 2019
Welcome back! In the first blog post, we laid out the fragile separation of powers and constitutional framework for local accountability in Afghanistan. We concluded... Read More
February 27, 2019
Nearly two decades into our longest war, the United States is in the process of withdrawing from... Read More

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