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January 2020

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January 27, 2020
As a leader in e-governance, Estonia has leveraged public-private partnerships to boost innovation, support its democratic institutions and establish itself as a top-rated democracy among post-Soviet states. Despite sharing a similar history, many countries in the region have struggled to emulate... Read More
January 23, 2020
November 24, 2019 was a Sunday and, as on so many Sundays in the past six months, the people of Hong Kong took to the streets. Across the city, nearly three million residents of all backgrounds marched to make their voices heard. This time, however, they did not go to the frontlines to hoist signs... 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
January 17, 2020
In 2016, the International Republican Institute (IRI) organized Panama’s first Ideathon competition, a program in which young people develop innovative projects to benefit their communities with the aim of improving engagement between youth and local government.   Over the past... Read More
January 17, 2020
En 2016, el Instituto Republicano Internacional (IRI) organizó la primera Maratón de Ideas (Ideathon) en Panamá, un programa en el que los jóvenes desarrollan proyectos innovadores para beneficiar a sus comunidades con el objetivo de mejorar el compromiso entre los jóvenes y el gobierno local. En... Read More
January 15, 2020
The gap between citizens and governments is a persistent problem in Kenya, leading to growing distrust in political entities by the citizens, a lack of transparency and accountability in governance processes, and an undermining of democracy.   In an effort to address this problem, the... Read More
January 10, 2020
The latest episode in Venezuela’s ongoing political turmoil has again highlighted the breakdown of this once prosperous country as a result of disastrous policies, rampant... Read More
January 09, 2020
L’extrémisme violent menace la paix et la stabilité dans la région du Sahel comme au-delà. Au Sahel, l’Institut Républicain International connecte la génération montante des jeunes leaders avec les différentes stratégies nationales et régionales de lutte contre l’extrémisme violent, et donne à ces... Read More
January 08, 2020
On January 5, Nicolás Maduro’s authoritarian regime attempted to seize control of Venezuela’s last remaining democratic institution, the National Assembly. The coup failed. Although physically barred from the legislative building, 100 of the 167-member National Assembly convened elsewhere to re-... Read More
January 03, 2020
As Venezuela’s National Assembly prepares to vote on whether to re-elect Juan Guaidó as its president on January 5, the democratic opposition stands at a critical moment. Faced with declining popularity, leaders in exile and rising corruption within the movement, the opposition is struggling... Read More