In May 2022, President Biden convened a U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit in Washington D.C., the first U.S.-ASEAN conference held in the U.S. capital. The historic summit featured many high-ranking U.S. and ASEAN officials, and it all culminated with a joint announcement ...

After 30 years of pleading, the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) closed out on Nov. 20, with a historic agreement that establishes a Loss and Damage Fund for countries most affected by climate disasters.  While this monumental achievement ...

The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual international songwriting competition between European states (and Australia). The competition’s popularity across Europe and beyond has made it a staple of European pop culture, where each country can showcase its cultural heritage through ...

In Xinjiang, one becomes very accustomed to the adage, “Big Brother is watching you,” except replace Big Brother with President Xi. Xinjiang is a surveillance state; it relies on the grid-management system, where cities are divided into squares of approximately ...

Earlier this week, Rishi Sunak, the newly elected Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, opted out of attending the 27th Conference of Parties, the climate conference that nearly 200 countries are attending this November. A spokesperson of Sunak stated that ...

By Kira Liljegren and Piya Garg Last month, violence erupted along the disputed ⅓ of the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border. The recent escalation is yet another chapter in a long history of border conflict between the two countries, whose clashes are generally ...

Today in the West Bank, about 871,000 Palestinian refugees reside in UN refugee camps. Inside one of these camps, women and their children prepare a dish called Maqluba, meaning “upside-down.” The pot consists of rice, meat and vegetables and is ...

Pick up the remote and turn on the news. Most likely, the 7:00 PM news will be reporting a story about increasing Chinese global influence — as it should be. With the U.S. midterm elections today, fears of Chinese election ...

On Sept. 11, 2001, the World Trade Center was destroyed by a series of coordinated suicide attacks. The terrorist act killed 2,977 people and fatally injured over 25,000. The nation mourned, and people around the world were in a state ...

Over the past four years at the University of Southern California (USC), I have spent my time double majoring in comedy and international relations hoping to find the intersection between these two disciplines, and, if I’m being honest, oftentimes falling ...