LOS ANGELES — On July 14, 2015, thousands of Iranians flooded the bustling streets of Tehran, surrounded by the uproarious honking of cars, celebratory chants and triumphant smiles. It was the day the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was ...

MEXICO CITY – When Mexico’s current president ran for office back in 2018, he campaigned on a platform that called itself “progressive,” and which prided itself on being pro-sustainability, even promising to reach 30% of renewable energy production by 2021. ...

Every once in a while, reports come out of Saudi Arabia that a new law has been passed, or that an old one has been abolished, and Saudi women have been granted another right.  Some notable ones as of late ...

For many, the January 2021 inauguration of President Joe Biden restored faith in Washington’s ability to repair its global leadership. Former President Donald Trump’s aggressively protectionist attitude toward North Korea, in particular, has tarnished the U.S.’ image as a benevolent ...

Following inauguration ceremonies on January 20, President Joe Biden marked his first week in office by issuing seventeen executive orders. Following through with his campaign promise to address the mounting problems of climate change in the United States and abroad, ...

Glimpse from the Globe · The First 100 Days: Samantha Power and a New Chapter for USAID The past four years of an “America First” agenda have hurt the United States’ credibility and capacity to accomplish overseas policy goals. An ...

Astra-Zeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, and now Sputnik V. Finally, one year after the global start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems like there is a light at the end of the tunnel as a result of the marvels of modern medicine. ...

In the age of Google, Facebook, and YouTube, it seems as if we have finally reached a somewhat egalitarian moment in history. All internet users have access to these resources regardless of socioeconomic status. Yet, these resources are not exactly ...

In a promising effort to promote press freedom in the United States, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) filed legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives in early February that would bar foreign aid to governments that egregiously violate freedom of the ...

The COVID-19 pandemic. Climate change. Socioeconomic inequality. Steep political division. Rising global authoritarianism.  The Biden administration is inheriting a host of problems from its predecessor. But with its relatively blank slate, the administration needs to make its mark on the ...