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"From its headquarters in Washington, D.C. and more than 25 overseas offices, IRI sends expert volunteer trainers, elected officials and skilled staff members to more than 50 countries around the world teach others how to build strong and lasting democracies in their countries.



In its two decades IRI has been active in nearly 100 countries training citizens in political party building, monitoring elections, teaching communications practices, organizing civil society and grassroots efforts, working with women and youth to increase their political participation and conducting legal, legislative and electoral reform work.



IRI is chaired by Sen.



John McCain
, (R-Ariz.), and includes



Lawrence S. Eagleburger
, former Secretary of State, Dr.



Jeane J. Kirkpatrick
, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations,



Brent Scowcroft
, former National Security Advisor, as well as current and former members of the U.S. House and Senate, and individuals from the private and nonprofit sectors. "

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The outreach program was held in Bwiam in the Foni Kansala Constituency and funded by the International Republican Institute (IRI). The occasion was graced by different political party representatives, Alkalos, Chairpersons, elected Councillors of West Coast Region and civil society groups. Among other ...
The outreach program was held in Bwiam in the Foni Kansala Constituency and funded by the International Republican Institute (IRI). The occasion was graced by different political party representatives, Alkalos, Chairpersons, elected Councillors of West Coast Region and civil society groups. Among other ...

The fiasco known as Case 173 began in December 2011 when the Egyptian security services raided five prominent NGOs, including the National Democratic Institute and International Republican Institute. Travel bans were imposed against 17 Americans — including the son of a cabinet member/former ...
The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Moses Cheboi, has lauded the House Democracy Partnership (HDP), the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) for their continued collaboration with the National Assembly, which has seen them develop capacity for ...
Patten's long friendship with Kilimnik—which stems from their time working together at the International Republican Institute in Moscow between 2001 and 2003—would likely be enough to draw scrutiny from Mueller, who appears to have homed in on Kilimnik as a potentially significant link between the ...
He worked for a time in Sweden as an interpreter for a Russian company that exported arms, and later in the Moscow office of the International Republican Institute, a Washington-based nonprofit, where former employees said they suspected he was informing on them to the Russian authorities. He parted ...

Kilimnik is reportedly a Russian-Ukrainian dual citizen who studied foreign languages at what is now known as the Military University of the Ministry of Defense, graduating in the early 1990s. A few years after graduating, he started working in the Moscow office for the International Republican Institute (IRI), ...
Mercury and Podesta Group lobbyists reached out to several election monitors with the International Republican Institute, a Washington-based group that says it promotes democracy. Lobbyists even emailed Mindaugas Jurkynas, a Lithuanian university professor who was serving as an election monitor, ...
Kilimnik left the army and eventually landed at the Moscow office of the International Republican Institute (IRI) in 1995, where he worked for over a decade. An IRI spokeswoman told me that “he was asked to leave because he violated IRI's code of ethics,” and that, to her knowledge, “no one had any reason ...
Research by the International Republican Institute suggests that the connection between corruption and violent extremism operates in a feedback loop: As violent extremism rises, governments with questionable democratic credentials often opt to maintain the status quo rather than undertake necessary ...
Democracy promotion has long been one of the U.S. government's favorite foreign charades. The Trump administration's proposal to slash funding for democratic evangelism is being denounced as if it were the dawn of a new Dark Age. But this is a welcome step to draining a noxious swath of the ...
One, the International Republican Institute, is run by a board headed by Senator John McCain, who never saw a war he didn't like and salivates at the thought of deposing unfriendly regimes. Its counterpart, the National Democratic Institute, is headed by Madeleine Albright, who famously pronounced the ...
The U.S. must seize this opportunity and promote democracy in East Jerusalem as it has elsewhere — working through NGOs like the the International Republican Institute and National Democratic Institute to empower participation, train political parties, and strengthen institutions. And it should advance a ...
According to a recent survey by the International Republican Institute, almost half of all Ukrainians cite corruption as the most important issue facing the country, and a staggering 71 percent believe their country is headed in the wrong direction. This corresponds with the low levels of support for the national ...
... Post columnist Josh Rogin reported that the State Department's 2019 budget request is quietly going to slash funding for the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and end its relationship with two of its chief grantees, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and International Republican Institute (IRI).
The State Department also says it wants to transfer funds from the NED's core institutes, including the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute, to general State Department coffers open for competition. It is unclear whether Congress will approve the cuts and changes to the ...
... “but also to disassemble its relationships with its core institutes, including the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute. For the NED and those institutes, the proposal is an assault not only on their organizations but also on the pro-democracy mission they are dedicated to.”.

Shane, for example, writes that “in recent decades, the most visible American presence in foreign politics has been the taxpayer-funded groups like the National Endowment for Democracy, the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute, which do not support candidates but ...
How about financing civic organizations? In recent decades, the most visible American presence in foreign politics has been taxpayer-funded groups like the National Endowment for Democracy, the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute, which do not support candidates but ...
The politically charged prosecution, which targeted employees of the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute, as well as other groups, elicited sharp criticism of Egypt in Congress. A court appeal, scheduled for April, has reinvigorated American efforts to have their convictions ...
Fieldwork on the poll, conducted by Baltic Surveys/The Gallup Organization on behalf of the Center for Insights in Survey Research at the International Republican Institute, was done from November 19 to December 2, 2017. The poll follows similar surveys — last conducted in March 2017 — going all the ...
Miller, citing foreign elections during the Cold War, said he agreed that the U.S. “doesn't have clean hands either,” while Coppersmith argued that organizations like the National Democratic institute and the International Republican Institute work in developing countries to advance democracy, not dictate ...
There's funding and training available through international organisations such as the International Republican Institute (IRI). And there's the parliamentary youth caucus, where Ceesay serves as a secretary. Still, barriers remain, particularly lack of funding and recognition. In addition, cultural beliefs and ...
County Councilman Jerry Donald (D) filed to keep his District 1 seat. He could be challenged in November by Republicans Dylan Diggs, an evaluation specialist at the International Republican Institute, or Kevin Grubb, a retired Frederick police officer who ran for sheriff in 2014. Councilman Tony Chmelik ...
In recent decades, the most visible US presence in foreign politics has been groups like the National Endowment for Democracy, the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute, which do not support candidates but teach basic campaign and election skills. The National ...
How about financing civic organisations? In recent decades, the most visible American presence in foreign politics has been taxpayer-funded groups like the National Endowment for Democracy, the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute, which do not support candidates but ...
As for the claim that Ukrainians are in favor of early elections, a recent poll conducted for the International Republican Institute shows that over the course of the last three years 15 to 28% of Ukrainians supported early elections, a number that is very far from a majority. This is not the first time that Russian ...
How about financing civic organizations? In recent decades, the most visible American presence in foreign politics has been taxpayer-funded groups like the National Endowment for Democracy, the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute, which do not support candidates but ...
The International Republican Institute (IRI) has launched a five-year $5.5m Responsive Political Party Program (RPPP) fund to strengthen the nation's registered political parties. Speaking at the launch in Abuja yesterday, the Country Director of the institute, Sentell Barnes, said Nigerians saw the first ...
At the launch of the three-year 'Responsive Political Party Programme' was the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington; International Republican Institute (IRI) President, Daniel Twining; Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekeremadu, and more than 40 other prominent Nigerian politicians. According to a ...
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on Tuesday held a crucial meeting with a high-level delegation of the International Republican Institute (IRI) led by its President, Daniel Twining at the Party's National Secretariat in Abuja. Speaking to journalists ...
On Monday, the White House released its budget for fiscal year 2019, which underwent some last-minute changes following the enactment of the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA), signed into law on Friday. The president's budget for State and USAID requests $39.3 billion, nearly $2 billion more than was ...
International Republican Institute (IRI) led by its President, Daniel Twining, has called for competitive, credible, transparent and non-violent 2019 elections. He spoke to reporters yesterday after a closed-door meeting with National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John ...
Daniel Twining is president of the International Republican Institute. Prior to joining IRI, Twining was Counselor at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. The views expressed in his articles for FP are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the International Republican ...
The politically charged prosecution, which targeted employees of the National Democratic Institute and the International Republican Institute, as well as other groups, elicited sharp criticism of Egypt in Congress. A court appeal, scheduled for April, has reinvigorated American efforts to have their convictions ...
In 2006, former employees of CCHR accused Mr Sokha of committing corruption at the organisation, which was funded by the US-based International Republican Institute; Mr Sokha denied the allegations. Mr Phalvirun, who is also director of the Institute for Civic Education, said he appeared on his own ...
Fieldwork on the poll, conducted by Baltic Surveys/The Gallup Organization on behalf of the Center for Insights in Survey Research at the International Republican Institute, was done from November 19 to December 2, 2017. The poll follows similar surveys — last conducted in March 2017 — going all the ...
Irakli Kobakhidze, Chairperson of the Georgian Parliament, commenced his visit to US today. Kobakhidze will be meeting with Daniel Twinining, International Republican Institute (IRI) President, experts of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), and Mary Mazanec, Director of Congressional ...
A nationwide poll of Ukraine by the International Republican Institute's (IRI) Center for Insights in Survey Research indicates that almost 40% of likely voters are undecided ahead of the 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections, with political parties struggling to capture double-digit levels of support.
Libyans perceive municipal councils as the most legitimate representatives of local communities, according to a 2016 survey done by the International Republican Institute (IRI). As mayors and municipal leaders meet, the common thread of demands includes the need for more decentralization through the ...
A poll last September by the International Republican Institute showed that 70 percent of Ukrainians had either a somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable view of him. Confronted with these stats, Saakashvili said: "Let me say Ukrainians right now hate all the politicians." 'These guys don't want me here'.
A delegation of the Ministry of Local Government, including the Mayors of Sirte, Ben Ghashir, Sabha and Zintan, arrived in the United States for a ten-day working visit at the invitation of the US State Department's International Republican Institute (IRI). A source at the Ministry said the four mayors are to ...
A delegation of the Ministry of Local Government, including the Mayors of Sirte, Ben Ghashir, Sabha and Zintan, arrived in the United States for a ten-day working visit at the invitation of the US State Department's International Republican Institute (IRI). A source at the Ministry said the four mayors are to ...
DESPITE his best efforts, when President Beji Caid Essebsi visited Ettadhamen (“solidarity”) on January 14th, he did not engender much harmony. Protests had broken out a week earlier across Tunisia, many of them in places like Ettadhamen, a working-class suburb of Tunis, the capital. Though peaceful ...
The following year, he co-led an International Republican Institute election observer team to Nigeria, where he and Colin Powell cautioned the country's powerful military to remain in its barracks and respect the results. Nigeria now enjoys a democracy that is vibrant despite all its warts. When the house ...
... Bahrain Center for Human Rights and grass-roots activists like Entsar Qadhi, a youth leader in Yemen, received training and financing from groups like the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute and Freedom House, a nonprofit human rights organization based in Washington.
Eighty nine percent of Tunisians sense that corruption is worse than before the revolution and reported it as the third largest economic issue in the country, according to a 2017 survey conducted by the International Republican Institute (IRI). However, it is essential to remark on the perilous waters Prime ...
"As part of an ongoing conversation this administration has been having with American women there will be a focus on the economy, health care and national security during the President's first year in office", Walters said. "I think a reasonable goal over the next year or so is (to lose) 10 or 15 pounds", ...
“The fact remains that China and Russia are strategic competitors in the long term, and China has no interest in Russia's projecting military power into Eastern Europe,” Michael Druckman, resident program director for Ukraine at the International Republican Institute, a U.S. think tank, told The Daily Signal.
More than 200 women are expected to attend, including Anita McBride, the former chief of staff for first lady Laura Bush; Heather Higgins, the CEO Independent Women's Voice, and Judy Van Rest, the executive vice president of the International Republican Institute. CNN's Kate Bennett contributed to ...


 

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