The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly referred to as the Iran Nuclear Deal, was an agreement reached in 2015 by the UN Security Council and EU with Iran. The JCPOA involved lifting economic sanctions and the weapons embargo ...

As the war in Ukraine ensues, Georgia looks back to its own war with Russia. Although the 2008 Russo-Georgian War lasted only five days, the war and its aftermath impacted the rights of the Georgian people, the sovereignty of the ...

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 ...

150,000 civilians displaced. Over 200 prisoners of war still held in captivity, subjected to torture and abuse every day. Nearly 4,000 young soldiers dead, and thousands of fresh graves with birth years marked 2000 and above.  This is the reality ...

What on Earth are rare earth minerals?  They include minerals such as dysprosium and neodymium. However, the confusing names still don’t explain what they are, nor why global superpowers like Russia, China and the United States are willing to wage ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...