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 ...

LUCKNOW — In December 2020, Muskan and her husband Rashid went to register their marriage in the small town of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, India. While Rashid was thrown in jail by the state, Muskan was sent to a women’s ...

HONG KONG — With the imposition of the National Security Law on June 20, 2020, China tightened its grip on Hong Kong. In one fell swoop, Beijing was effectively able to ban anti-government protests and movements. The law came after ...

LOS ANGELES — One year into the pandemic, there have been over 106 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide. The virus, which has raged and spread uncontrollably throughout the world, has claimed the lives of over 2.6 million people.  The highly ...

LOS ANGELES — On February 15, 2021, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala made history after members of the World Trade Organization moved to select her as the organization’s new director-general. Agreed to by consensus in the General Council, she is the first ...

LOS ANGELES — In late February 2021, the Joe Biden administration declassified a document detailing the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s (M.B.S.) involvement in the murder of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudi native was an open critic of ...

Throughout the past four years, U.S. attitudes toward Mexico have been tumultuous, defined by a slew of anti-Mexican sentiment and punctuated by widely criticized anti-immigration policies. Former President Donald Trump began his presidency on the promise to build a border ...

The limbo between eastern and western alignment creates a violent and dangerous future for Central European states. The Visegràd Group (V4), a political and cultural alliance formed by Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, has to reassess its political landscape ...

The United Kingdom is currently facing its biggest challenge since the completion of Brexit. In the past year, there have been ongoing, public and controversial conversations about the future of Scotland.  The Scottish Parliament is currently going through the process ...

For many, the January 2021 inauguration of President Joe Biden restored faith in Washington’s ability to repair its global leadership. Former President Donald Trump’s aggressively protectionist attitude toward North Korea, in particular, has tarnished the U.S.’ image as a benevolent ...