As soon as Taiwan became aware on December 31st of a mysterious virus spreading throughout Wuhan, China, concerned Taiwanese health officials sent an email to the World Health Organization requesting more information. The email was left unanswered.  Instead, the WHO ...

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has had devastating consequences for vulnerable populations across the world. Asylum-seekers, in particular, are threatened by the pandemic due to their sub-optimal and densely populated living conditions. According to the United Nations, there are currently ...

Pro-democracy protests continue to erupt in Belarus after the fraudulent re-election of “Europe’s last dictator,” Alexander Lukashenko, who has remained in power since 1994. Tens of thousands of protestors have taken to the streets of Minsk in the last month ...

Although the constitution of Belarus originally declared that a president could serve for a maximum of two terms (a total of 10 years), Alexander Lukashenko — the first and only democratically elected leader of the country — has been in ...

Before the global outbreak of COVID-19, the Sustainable Development Goals 2020 report showed that the world had been making progress on poverty, healthcare and education. Although the fifteen-year global effort to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals — the United ...

The highly publicized and complex Israel-Palestinian conflict has infiltrated all aspects of global politics, acting as a litmus test for political morality in the United States and influencing the actions of other countries. While there has been a resurgence of ...

On March 22, 50 days after the first COVID-19 infection was reported in India, the Indian government ordered a 14-hour mandatory lockdown across the country – leading to the immediate shutdown of all non-essential services and restrictions on the movement ...

As the world fights its battle against COVID-19, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s complex humanitarian crisis threatens to escalate. Two years ago, the United Nations warned of a perfect storm brewing in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A spike in ...

A developing country in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic has historically faced challenges such as high poverty rates and strained economic growth. Given these conditions, life expectancy in the Dominican Republic used to be far lower than rates found in ...

According to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), by last October, over 55,000 migrants seeking asylum and other forms of relief at the US-Mexico border had been returned to Mexico. As they await their immigration proceedings, which are often ...