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July 2018

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July 26, 2018
The 2015 election in Burma was an important milestone in the county’s reform process after 50 years of authoritarian rule. With the NLD in power, expectations were high for continued economic and political reforms.  While the election was a positive first step, it would be a mistake to... Read More
July 18, 2018
Three years ago, Burma held its first competitive general election in 25 years. The election was an important milestone in the county’s reform process after over 50 years of authoritarian rule. Following the election of the NLD and Aung San Suu Kyi, expectations were high that the promised economic... Read More
July 17, 2018
People have been migrating forever—to pursue fresh opportunities, or, more often, to escape a bad situation in order to survive. Sadly, the latter is responsible for most mass movements today. Instability, violence, poor economic prospects and corruption commonly underly mass migration, or so... Read More
July 13, 2018
정치적 투옥과 만성적 기아의 위협에서 벗어나 더 나은 삶을 살고자 많은 주민들이 북한을 떠난다. 이들 중 상당수가 베트남이나 중국을 북한의 성공적인 모델로 보고 있지만, 오세혁 씨는 몽골의 잔인하고 억압적인 공산주의 정권에서 자유롭고 번영하는 민주주의로의 변화를 이용하여 다른 시각을 제시합니다. 오세혁 씨는 1999년에 북한을 떠났다. 그 이후로 동료 북한 주민들의 삶을 개선하는 데 전념해 왔다. 전환기 정의 위킹그룹의 공동 창립자이자 수석 연구원인 세혁 씨는 최근 몽골의 전환 과정 경험을 정리한 IRI의 COMET 프로그램에... Read More
July 13, 2018
Drawn by the promise of a better life free of the threat of political imprisonment and chronic starvation, many North Koreans leave the country. While many of these North Korean’s see Vietnam or China as successful models for North Korea, Sehyek Oh provides a different perspective using Mongolia’s... Read More
July 12, 2018
For English speakers, the term Mediterranean evokes images of the French Riviera and sun-drenched beaches; in Spanish, it simply means landlocked. One of two landlocked countries in the western hemisphere (along with Bolivia), Paraguay has its share of “Mediterranean” charms and challenges. During... Read More
July 11, 2018
A recent Moroccan consumer boycott is demonstrating the real economic and political consequences of citizen action. Since the call to action first appeared in late April, between 40... Read More
July 10, 2018
Against an ongoing state of emergency and following the 2017 constitutional referendum, Turkey has had another exhausting election. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the government declared the state of emergency... Read More
July 09, 2018
Today’s youth are inspired by the idea that they can drive meaningful, lasting change in their countries. While attending IRI’s Generation Democracy 2018 Global Summit in Vienna, Austria, two young leaders, one from South and one from North... Read More
July 09, 2018
오늘 날의 청년들은 그들이 국가에서 의미있고 지속적인 변화를 일으킬 수 있다는 생각에 고무되어 있습니다. 남한과 북한에서 온 두 젊은 청년 지도자들은오스트리아, 비엔나에서 개최된 IRI의 2018년도 Generation Democracy 국제 회의에 참여하면서 서로를 처음 만났습니다. 북한과 남한 정상의 지도자들이 새로운 미래를 위한 발자국을 천천히 내딛고 있을 때, 이 두 열정적인 청년들은 같은 목표-개방되고 자유로운 북한-를... Read More

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