Tag: International Republican Institute (IRI)

Ukraine’s presidential race is ‘wide-open, says poll

     

Ukraine’s March 2019 presidential race is “wide-open,” according to a new poll of Ukrainians by the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Center for Insights in Survey Research. The survey reveals growing support for… Read more »

Aiding autocrats: China’s ‘sharp power’ at work

     

Chinese telecommunications company ZTE has been helping Venezuela’s autocratic government construct an advanced citizen surveillance program, Slate’s Mia Armstrong reports. A Reuters investigation published Wednesday provides a detailed look into the development… Read more »

Opposition aims to rescue Bangladesh’s ‘decaying democracy’

     

The announcement of a schedule for the next general election in Bangladesh has triggered hope of a credible poll but also concern about more political violence across the Muslim-majority South Asian nation,… Read more »

China’s sharp power targets satirist of totalitarianism

     

China’s sharp power is targeting a satirist of totalitarianism, The New York Times reports. A Hong Kong venue operated by a nonprofit with ties to the local government withdrew an invitation… Read more »

Zimbabwe: eight steps to full democracy

     

It is beyond dispute that the massive voter turnout for Zimbabwe’s July 30 presidential election demonstrated that Zimbabweans want a transition away from the divisions, brutality and economic ruin of… Read more »

Democratic learning: how does Armenia’s transition compare to Color Revolutions?

     

  Armenian citizens are showing widespread optimism about the country’s future and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s government, according to new national poll from the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) Center for Insights in… Read more »

The Great Delusion: democracy vs. sovereignty?

     

Democracy depends on national sovereignty, U.S. President Donald Trump told the U.N. General Assembly today. “Sovereign and independent nations are the only vehicle where freedom has ever survived, democracy has… Read more »

Saving liberal democracy from the extremes?

     

  Larry Diamond of Stanford University has argued that liberal democracy has four necessary and sufficient elements: free and fair elections; active participation of people, as citizens; protection of the… Read more »

Beware the dangers of digital activism

     

Democracy advocates should be aware of the limitations of digital activism, argues Manal al-Sharif, co-founder and leader of the #Women2Drive movement, founder and CEO of Women2Hack Academy, and author of… Read more »

As unrest flares, could more inclusion repair Iraq’s fractured democracy?

     

Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition Wednesday as demonstrators took to the streets for a third day in the southern city of Basra. One person died and 21… Read more »