LOS ANGELES — Russia has been gathering troops close to Ukraine — a military buildup that has not been seen in the region since the 2014 annexation of Crimea. On April 19, the U.S. Department of Defense warned of sizable ...

BY STAFF CORRESPONDENTS SAN FRANCISCO — Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to demonstrate a real fear of rising opposition forces, fueled by Western social media platforms. On March 10, the Russian government announced it would be slowing down speeds on ...

On Tuesday morning, popular Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison. Navalny was seen laughing as the verdict was announced, which culminated a months-long ordeal that has recently erupted in nationwide protests ...

On November 5th, 2020, amid election chaos within the United States, several news sources began claiming that President Valdimir Putin would be resigning from office, possibly due to Parkinson’s disease. The news, originally reported by Britain’s mass market newspaper “The ...

On July 12, skirmishes broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan, leaving 16 people dead and marking the beginning of another cycle of conflict over the long disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. It is still unclear which country initiated the fighting, but both ...

Shortly after a September trilateral White House meeting between the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, the United States President Donald Trump, and the Kosovan Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti, the Serbian government surprisingly signed an agreement to normalize economic relations with the  ...

Sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania lies a tiny province of Russia that is often overlooked. Kaliningrad is a Russian exclave that has had increasing strategic importance ever since Poland and the Baltic States joined the European Union (EU) and North ...

On July 15, Russia quietly tested their newest space weapon, launching a mysterious projectile from the Cosmos 2543 satellite, which was, for all official purposes, meant solely to act as an inspection system. Despite the Russian Foreign Ministry declaring that ...

Since Rodrigo Duterte’s election in 2016, the Philippines President has been working to construct an “independent foreign policy,” whereby the country forms strategic relationships with non-traditional partners. Duterte has defined this strategy as a shift away from the country’s dependence ...

By: Yoran Henzler and Luke Zapolski Created on the ideological foundation of an “ever closer union,” the European Union (EU) consists of 28 economically wedded nations. Despite the EU’s image as a singular European family with common monetary and agricultural ...