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The International Republican Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that advances freedom and democracy worldwide.
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“Septuagenarian & octogenarian statesmen [are] locked in an onerous game of thrones at the expense of Ivorians.” & Lauren Seaman on why Alassane Ouattara seeking re-election jeopardizes 's democratic gains.
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Ukrainians often perceive displaced Crimeans not as partners in improving their democracy but as competitors for housing, education and health care. on how Crimean IDPs are educating & compelling local governments to better represent them.
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IRI Oct 23
Despots are using technology to consolidate power, expand their influence abroad and help like-minded leaders increase surveillance. 's joined to discuss how the U.S. and its allies can combat digital authoritarianism
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IRI Oct 23
Despite negative spillover of conflicts in , and , has emerged as a heavyweight in the Middle East. 's in ⁦⁩ on why, if left unchecked, Turkey’s adventurism could endanger the region
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IRI Oct 23
"MUDA’s emergence is a reminder of how little attention traditional ruling parties have paid to issues important to young Malaysians." expert analyzes Malaysia's new youth movement and what it means for the country's establishment
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IRI Oct 23
"In its most virulent form, [populism] can destroy democracies...and make political compromise untenable." expert on the importance of investing in democracy to stymie the spread of "us versus them" politics worldwide
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Patricia J. Karam Oct 23
are treating the not as a debilitating curse, but a national wakeup call to the real danger of authorities using it to suppress a popular movement. My latest in .
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IRI Oct 23
Once highly centralized, 's government is now taking steps towards a more democratic future that empowers local government and represents Ukrainian interests. Why the upcoming elections are an important move in the right direction
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IRI Oct 23
Last month, ’s President Martín Vizcarra survived an impeachment vote that threatened to end his presidency. 's on why the impeachment effort has solidified Peruvians’ belief that their legislators are out of touch
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Daniel Twining Oct 23
Peaceful demonstrations and high voter turnout could be a path for Iraqis to secure responsive and accountable governance. Strong analysis by experts + on the importance of taking to the streets and the polls
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IRI Oct 23
’s ruling regime has used to stifle dissent. But Algerians have used the virus to galvanize support around calls for reform. Now, civic activists must now become political ones, argues 's
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Thibault Muzergues Oct 23
🚨🎙️🎙️🚨! 4 this episode of , I talked w/ 🇫🇷 MEP of 🇪🇺 about why the Eastern Mediterranean became a geopolitical hotspot over the summer. Follow full discussion at
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IRI Oct 23
Sunday marks 's 2nd round of parliamentary elections. As with other elections, the reverberations of are likely to be felt at the polls. How the virus may impact both the candidates' success and Lithuania's democratic future
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IRI Oct 23
This week marks the one-year anniversary of Iraq's pro-democracy movement that has dealt a blow to corruption and put on the track to democracy. Now, the challenge is translating civic activism into participation in next year's elections
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IRI Oct 23
The deadly were a consequence of corrupt governance and a kleptocratic political establishment. Despite , 's protest movement continues to call for crucial reforms—and much of the movement is being led by women.
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IRI Oct 23
Elections in are this weekend, and with high approval ratings for the local government's handling of , citizens — especially women — are eager to participate. This and more in 's latest poll:
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IRI Oct 22
A government that, "provides communities...the power to determine their fate can ensure that all the gains made to date in Afghanistan...will not be lost." expert on the direction 's peace deal must take
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IRI Oct 22
Is the coup making a comeback in Africa? and 's argue that coups have declined substantially, and policymakers should focus on more proximate, probable challenges to democracy
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IRI Oct 22
“Septuagenarian & octogenarian statesmen [are] locked in an onerous game of thrones at the expense of Ivorians.” & Lauren Seaman on why Alassane Ouattara seeking re-election jeopardizes 's democratic gains.
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IRI Oct 22
Recent elections proved political competition is alive and well in , but worrisome developments call into question the country's progress. 's recommendations for getting Montenegrins back on the track to democracy:
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