Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent war, a sixth wave of EU enlargement swiftly, but unsurprisingly, gained traction. As of July 2022, North Macedonia and Albania have begun long-awaited accession negotiations after 19 years of candidacy status and ...

On March 4, 2022, Russian forces captured the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine, threatening global security and undermining nuclear safety standards.  As the largest power plant in Europe and among the largest worldwide, the site has six nuclear ...

As one of the most destructive ideologies in human history, fascism left a heavy and painful shadow upon our world. The crimes of Nazi Germany and fascist Japan have been remembered by individuals worldwide, yet the lesser-known crimes from lesser-known ...

FC Shakhtar Donetsk is a name that soccer fans should recognize. They are the Ukrainian soccer giant, a team that has dominated the Ukrainian Premier League ever since its creation following the fall of the Soviet Union. But for those ...

Coalitions, infighting, rinse, repeat. Italy is no stranger to leadership changes. Over the past 80 years, it’s undergone 70 different governments and has had a profound history of political instability. On Sept. 25, the country headed to the polls six ...

As the echoes of colonialism find their roots in today’s Western-oriented globalization, the recent rise of the BRICS, most notably China, has forced this power dynamic out of its usual narrative. As peripheral countries continue to have advancements in GDP, ...

After midnight on September 13, thousands of Armenians woke up to a nightmare.  Just moments later, hundreds of phones here at the University of Southern California would be buzzing with notifications bearing the news. The nightmare, it seemed, had breached ...

Hungary is a landlocked country uniquely positioned in Eastern Europe, with Ukraine to its East and six other countries bordering it.  The country is important to the European Union (EU) and the West — as well as to Russia, which ...

MADRID, SPAIN – “When I first moved to this flat, I had money. All of my daughter’s friends grew up with money,” said my host mother in Spanish, rubbing her fingers together in the universal sign for cash. “But now…” ...

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – What does a commitment to human rights look like? To the U.K. government, it means avoiding any explicit mention of bodily autonomy and reproductive rights.  On July 5, the United Kingdom published a joint multinational statement ...