The recent development in the talks between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the People’s Republic of China to price about 25% of new oil contracts in yuan has increased worries about the status of the U.S. dollar. Presently, the ...

It is generally well-understood by the public that scientific research about climate change guides global climate change policy. However, when it comes to generating the science behind this policy, the standard is often to only look toward Western science.  One ...

On Jan. 23, Burkinabe midfielder Ismahila Ouédraogo booked Burkina Faso a ticket to the African Cup of Nations Quarter Finals, netting the last penalty against favorite Gabon. However, the euphoria was short-lived.  About 1,500 km away from the stadium in ...

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 ...

In February 2022, the turbines of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) — located nine miles into the Ethiopian side of the Ethiopia-Sudan border and on the Blue Nile tributary — were turned on and began generating electricity. Up and ...

In a big step for women’s reproductive rights, women in Colombia can seek elective abortions up to 24 weeks into their pregnancies. This decision, officially confirmed on Feb 21., marks a significant shift in policy, as abortions were previously only ...

The 2022 French presidential election is currently at its most intense point. On April 24, the French voters will have the chance to decide their new president and what the next five years of their country will look like. Before ...

Perhaps nothing is more indicative of China’s rise from a developing country to an economic powerhouse than the sheer number of products sold worldwide that say “Made in China.” From Android phones to Nike shoes to Jalisco New Generation synthetic ...

The week before my first-year fall classes began at the University of Southern California, I signed up for a two-day-long seminar. The title was unexpectedly enthusiastic: “Horrors and Solutions: The Climate Reality Project and how media can change behavior,” taught ...

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 ...