On November 4, 2020, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed accused the Tigray People’s Liberation Front of attacking a government military base and attempting to steal artillery and other weapons. He subsequently launched an offensive, and since then Ethiopia’s Tigray region ...

2020 dealt a monumental blow to Japan. Amid the pandemic, the highly anticipated Tokyo Olympics were postponed to the following summer, in 2021. For the first time in history, the Olympic Games had to be suspended for a reason other ...

The European Union and China successfully reached a consensus on a Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) at the end of 2020, signaling closer trade relations and greater multifaceted cooperation between the two regional juggernauts. The deal has several implications for ...

Glimpse from the Globe · The First 100 Days: Samantha Power and a New Chapter for USAID The past four years of an “America First” agenda have hurt the United States’ credibility and capacity to accomplish overseas policy goals. An ...

In the age of Google, Facebook, and YouTube, it seems as if we have finally reached a somewhat egalitarian moment in history. All internet users have access to these resources regardless of socioeconomic status. Yet, these resources are not exactly ...

In a promising effort to promote press freedom in the United States, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) filed legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives in early February that would bar foreign aid to governments that egregiously violate freedom of the ...

On July 7, 2020, Senator Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, said: “Certainly there needs to be a good, hard look at mistakes the World Health Organization might have made in connection with coronavirus, but ...

On Tuesday morning, popular Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was sentenced to two years and eight months in prison. Navalny was seen laughing as the verdict was announced, which culminated a months-long ordeal that has recently erupted in nationwide protests ...

The COVID-19 pandemic. Climate change. Socioeconomic inequality. Steep political division. Rising global authoritarianism.  The Biden administration is inheriting a host of problems from its predecessor. But with its relatively blank slate, the administration needs to make its mark on the ...

There is severe underreporting of the ongoing violence in Chad and its surrounding countries. While mainstream news sources fail to detail the immense destruction, poverty, hunger and human rights violations taking place in the Central African country, Chadians continue to ...