With former Citibank chairman Walter Wriston once declaring “countries don’t go bust,” the notion of a central government defaulting on its debt produces an image of nothing less than anarchy and societal collapse. Yet, Argentina has done just that: becoming ...

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 ...

In August 2019, the Indian government approved changes that revoked the autonomy of Kashmir: stripping it of its constitution and imposing “security measures” that prevent freedom of movement, assembly, and protest. The abrogation of Article 370, an article in the ...

There is no doubt that the coronavirus pandemic is threatening democracy in a world where freedom has already been withering away. According to Freedom House’s annual report, 2019 marks the 14th year in a row where freedom is declining — ...

With the coronavirus pandemic still raging strong and economies across the world struggling, the omnipresent threat of climate change may have slipped your mind. And while no one wants another catastrophe to worry about, the impending climate crisis has to ...

In mid-March, the world experienced the first wave of COVID-19. All eyes were on Italy as it emerged as the newest coronavirus hotspot in the West. Pictures out of Milan showed overrun hospitals, people being turned away from emergency rooms ...

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 ...

“Made in Taiwan” — this label, seen affixed to the front of masks worn by White House senior staffers, has become a fundamental symbol of Taiwan’s soft power amid the COVID-19 pandemic. James Pasley of Business Insider reported that the ...

The coronavirus pandemic has transformed the United States and Brazil into unlikely twins. Both Brazil and the United States have the highest rates of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world, with the United States at over 5 million confirmed infections ...

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, global financial stability has dissolved into chaos. The proliferation of the virus in countries throughout the world has placed numerous restrictions on the way countries now interact — such as trade between China ...