In May 2022, President Biden convened a U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit in Washington D.C., the first U.S.-ASEAN conference held in the U.S. capital. The historic summit featured many high-ranking U.S. and ASEAN officials, and it all culminated with a joint announcement ...

The Politics of famine- Ethiopia’s truce will have to mend two years of humanitarian crisis Oct. 24: delegations from Ethiopia’s central government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) arrive in South Africa to begin peace talks. Nov. 2: the ...

By: Isabel Lobo and Valerie Aronhalt Latin America’s complex and polarizing political history with dictatorships, neoliberalism, American intervention and economic inequality favors the ultra-wealthy and neglects the poor, especially in rural areas. The right- and left-leaning sides of the political ...

The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual international songwriting competition between European states (and Australia). The competition’s popularity across Europe and beyond has made it a staple of European pop culture, where each country can showcase its cultural heritage through ...

In Xinjiang, one becomes very accustomed to the adage, “Big Brother is watching you,” except replace Big Brother with President Xi. Xinjiang is a surveillance state; it relies on the grid-management system, where cities are divided into squares of approximately ...

Five years ago in October 2017, the long-standing separatist movement in the northeast Spanish region of Catalonia made a choice that shocked the international community. After hundreds of years of conflict between the Spanish government and the region, Catalonian voters ...

By Molly Miller and Jacob Rose “Death to the dictator.”  These were the words chanted by petrochemical workers in Assaluyeh, a city in the oil-rich province of Bushehr in Iran, on Monday, Oct. 10. This scene took place during a ...

Pick up the remote and turn on the news. Most likely, the 7:00 PM news will be reporting a story about increasing Chinese global influence — as it should be. With the U.S. midterm elections today, fears of Chinese election ...

Over the past four years at the University of Southern California (USC), I have spent my time double majoring in comedy and international relations hoping to find the intersection between these two disciplines, and, if I’m being honest, oftentimes falling ...

The outcome of Brazil’s upcoming election will have major impacts on the Earth’s climate for years into the future. It’s a run-off between two candidates, current President Jair Bolsonaro and former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Bolsonaro belongs to ...