When I told my peers I would be embarking on a trip to Kyrgyzstan, their first question was, “what on Earth is that?”. From outhouses to striking embassies, my personal experience on the USC Maymester to Kyrgyzstan in May 2022 ...

BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN – According to World Bank Governance Indicators, since achieving independence in 1991, Kyrgyzstan has consistently ranked in the bottom quarter of all countries in terms of political stability, a fact that is not surprising for a nation that ...

BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN — Beaten, bruised and silenced; this was the fate of Kamil Ruziev, a human rights defender and lawyer based in Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan, placed in prison on bogus charges of fraud and forgery of government documents. The irony, ...

On Feb. 24, Russia launched their highly anticipated, yet much dreaded, invasion of Ukraine. The entire world was quickly brought into the conflict: state governments made calculated promises of aid and commercial companies halted operations in Russia as sanctions were ...

American civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” When those that have the freedom and liberty to exercise their rights choose to remain silent, an unimaginable amount of power ...

While the world watches Ukraine, we must not consider this an isolated case. Conflicts that froze at the end of the Cold War have begun to thaw in the 21st century. How the world responds to this international conflict will ...

By Bea Heard and Rudra Saigal As relations between the United States and Russia grow hostile amidst the invasion of Ukraine, India is caught between two of its most powerful allies. Long-held historical and military ties with Russia make it ...

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, former NHL goaltender Dominik Hasek called the NHL to “immediately suspend contracts for all Russian players” in a Twitter thread. He wrote, “Every athlete represents not only himself and his club, but ...

Less than a year ago, the status of Poland and Hungary’s EU membership seemed to be in jeopardy. Both countries’ conservative leadership had been accused of undermining democracy and LGBTQ+ rights, pushing the Eastern European states further away from their ...

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 ...