LOS ANGELES — Although shaky, Sudan’s democratic transition seemed to be working. However, two years into the process, the country once again faces grave democratic instability. In late October 2021, U.S. Envoy to the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman met ...

LOS ANGELES — As the pandemic progresses and new COVID-19 variants run rampant worldwide, developing countries face tremendous challenges in producing the biotechnology for vaccines in an effort to keep their populations safe and rebuild their economies.  As a response, ...

By Lauren Schulsohn and Emily Morris LOS ANGELES — Dire famine in Madagascar, locust invasions driving Ethiopians into food insecurity, devastation from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique – climate change already endangers the lives and livelihoods of people across the African ...

LOS ANGELES — In past years, Qatar has made continuous efforts to implement more democratic practices into the government and the daily lives of its citizens. Now, Qatar looks to  further these efforts internationally by primarily serving as the mediator ...

By Adam Fazal and Shashwat Singh LOS ANGELES — In light of the recent Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the country is experiencing yet another tumultuous period in its history; from economic meltdowns to extreme social upheaval, the current state of affairs ...

LOS ANGELES — On Aug. 15, the Taliban once again re-entered Kabul. In just a few short days, the Taliban took over the capital, forced the President to flee and established a new regime. The world anxiously waited, fearful for ...

LOS ANGELES — As the Taliban closes in on women’s rights following their seizure of power, the state of female schooling hangs in the balance; the future of women’s education in the country is marred with uncertainty, contradiction and fear.  ...

LOS ANGELES — Ten years of struggle. Millions of people displaced. No sign of resolution. That is the current picture of the world’s largest refugee crisis and the reality of the last decade for the majority of Syrian people. Since ...

LOS ANGELES — In July 2020, amid the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, each one of the United Nations Security Council member states casted their votes on draft S/2020/667, an essential resolution regarding the humanitarian crisis in Syria. The draft ...

LOS ANGELES — On April 14, President Joe Biden announced that he would be moving forward with the withdrawal of American military troops from Afghanistan — a deal brokered by the previous administration under former President Donald Trump. Biden’s initial plan ...