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Training the Next Generation

John Feffer | Posted 09.08.2013 | World
John Feffer

There is a great unease among young people in Europe today. The impact on politics has been considerable. Fewer young people are voting in European parliament elections. At the same time, support has surged among young people for extremist politics on the Right.

Hagel warns Pentagon officials that change is coming

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By R. Jeffrey Smith April 3, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investig...

5 Things You Can Do to Help Women this Month

Stephenie Foster | Posted 05.22.2012 | Women
Stephenie Foster

How will you support women this month?

Joshua Hersh

Egypt NGO Crisis: Rep. Ackerman Calls For A Softer Approach To Egypt's Military Regime

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.17.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- When an Egyptian military delegation abruptly halted its official visit to the United States earlier this month, amid a furious uproar o...

Egypt's Raids Against Democracy

Asma Ghribi | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
Asma Ghribi

Beyond learning about the intricacies of democracy, my experience taught me that IRI is a U.S.-funded NGO, but it is truly a multinational organization, working with people from many nations who share one utopian goal: supporting democracy across the world.

Chuck Manatt, One of America's Great Democracy Activists, Both Here and Abroad

John Sullivan | Posted 10.04.2011 | World
John Sullivan

Charles T. (Chuck) Manatt passed away late last month at the age of 75. As Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from 1981 to 1985, Chuck rebuilt that organization into a much more powerful force in the national political scene.

Marcus Baram

McCain-Chaired Democracy Group Criticized For Questionable Use Of Government Grants

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated A prominent democracy-building group chaired by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is being criticized by a government watchdog f...

Why Countries Like Haiti Matter to the Well-Being of Everyday Americans

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Creamer

The world economy is not a zero sum game. For us to be richer, someone else doesn't have to be poorer. In fact just the opposite is true.

Afghanistan Election: Woman Candidate Braves Retaliation With Presidential Run

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

In a country where little girls are attacked for going to school, Shahla Atta has a very good chance of inspiring hatred and a notion of revenge. That's a high price to pay for standing in an election you have no chance of winning.

Blackwater Still Working in Iraq, Providing "Armed" Guards to International Republican Institute

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy Scahill

As Blackwater gets sued again today for an alleged civilian killing in Iraq, new allegations surface about the company's continued presence there--using different corporate names.

McCain Led Lobbyist-Loving GOP Think Tank For 15 Years

NY Times | McCain Think Tank Gave Lobbyists More Access | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Senator John McCain waited to speak at the annual awards dinner of the International Republican Institute, a democracy-building group he has led fo...

McCain's Very Own Foreign Policy Outlet

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Walden

Knowing the Bush Administration's line on Cambodia's long serving government led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, I inquired as to the nature of the Intl. Republican Institute's presence in the country during election time.