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He is in fact President of the International Republican Institute (IRI), the republican branch of NED / CIA [ 12 ], since January 1993. This so-called "NGO" was officially established by President Ronald Reagan to extend certain activities of the CIA, in connection with the British, Canadian and Australian secret services. Contrary to its claims, it is indeed an inter-governmental agency. Its budget is approved by Congress in a budget line dependent of the Secretary of State.
Still, most conflicts are eventually settled. The group of essays in this section describes some of them.