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April 2019

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April 29, 2019
A shared majority Buddhist religious heritage, landlocked geographic status, communist histories and a border with China made Mongolia the ideal location for a Lao study tour. Mongolia and Laos share unique commonalities—both are landlocked countries with a shared Buddhist heritage and historic... Read More
April 29, 2019
Después de las elecciones locales del 24 de marzo de 2019, Ecuador enfrenta un ambiente político fracturado. Si bien se identifican varios elementos de análisis para entender cómo estas recientes elecciones reflejan la transición de Ecuador hacia la consolidación de su democracia; dos elementos son... Read More
April 26, 2019
After the local elections on March 24, 2019, Ecuador faces a fractured political environment. Although there are many potential avenues for analysis for how these recent elections reflect Ecuador’s return to a robust democracy, two stand above the rest. First, questions about the performance of... Read More
April 23, 2019
On March 30, 2019, Slovakia elected Zuzana Čaputová to be its new president, the first woman to hold the office. Čaputová, vice president of liberal centrist... Read More
April 19, 2019
While sitting at lunch in Kiev, Cindy McCain was reminded how much her husband meant to the people of Ukraine. “I just want to thank Senator McCain. He promised us the javelin missiles to defend our country against Russian aggression and... Read More
April 18, 2019
In 2010, Kenya adopted a highly ambitious constitution which included progressive reforms aimed at achieving greater gender equality in government. One of the reforms was the two-thirds gender rule. The rule states that no more than two-... 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
April 16, 2019
Following the fall of Suharto’s three-decade presidency in 1998, Indonesian citizens embraced democracy and have since successfully completed four national elections and experienced peaceful transitions of power. The election on April... Read More
April 15, 2019
Kenya’s ambitious Constitution mandates the active participation of citizens toward achieving democratic governance. Participation, accountability and transparency are principles at the heart of the Constitution of Kenya and its laws. Kenya’s transition to a devolved system of government seeks to... Read More
April 12, 2019
People migrate when they feel physically or economically insecure. The most egregious example of this is the socialist nightmare in Venezuela where 3.4 million have left—most... Read More

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