In July 2019, heads of government all throughout Europe gathered at the sixth annual Western Balkans Summit and adopted the Declaration on Roma Integration in the EU enlargement process. Through it, they commited themselves to the concrete improvement of the ...

Currently, Germany is engaged in a balancing act — a feat in which the country attempts to manage its sources of energy between environmental, political, and economic considerations. This issue is likely true about most countries in the 21st century, ...

Hungarian democracy is backsliding at an alarming rate. Since Prime Minister Viktor Orbán came into power in 2010 — having served nearly a decade earlier — he began what he called an “illiberal democracy.” According to Foreign Affairs contributor Fareed ...

The 2022 French presidential election is currently at its most intense point. On April 24, the French voters will have the chance to decide their new president and what the next five years of their country will look like. Before ...

Russia’s decision to invade Ukraine has proven to be one of the most diplomatically complex events of the 21st century. Countries external to the conflict seem to be torn between simply condemning Russia’s actions through economic sanctions and responding more ...

Over the past year, a surprising adversary to Chinese economic and political interests has arisen: Lithuania. While the country may seem an unlikely source of pushback against China, its history and diplomatic interests suggest otherwise. The small Baltic country of ...

Since President Vladimir Putin authorized “special military action” in Ukraine, most countries in the region were quick to condemn Russia’s actions. However, one major hold-out remains: Serbia. Russia and Serbia’s friendly relations date back to 1999 with the breakup of ...

LOS ANGELES — Sitting in the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was ruminating on his thoughts. He tried sending troops to St George’s Island to help fight for its democracy. Unfortunately, his ...

LOS ANGELES — In Bangladesh, Rohingya refugees who have fled from neighboring Myanmar are being barred from enrolling in local schools and receiving any form of education offered outside their refugee camps. These barriers to education are the result of  ...

LOS ANGELES — Earlier this month, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama made international headlines after he appointed women to 12 of his 16 cabinet posts — an increase of three from the previous nine that held ministerial posts.  “​​This cabinet ...