150,000 civilians displaced. Over 200 prisoners of war still held in captivity, subjected to torture and abuse every day. Nearly 4,000 young soldiers dead, and thousands of fresh graves with birth years marked 2000 and above.  This is the reality ...

In July 2019, heads of government all throughout Europe gathered at the sixth annual Western Balkans Summit and adopted the Declaration on Roma Integration in the EU enlargement process. Through it, they commited themselves to the concrete improvement of the ...

Russia’s decision to invade Ukraine has proven to be one of the most diplomatically complex events of the 21st century. Countries external to the conflict seem to be torn between simply condemning Russia’s actions through economic sanctions and responding more ...

Less than a year ago, the status of Poland and Hungary’s EU membership seemed to be in jeopardy. Both countries’ conservative leadership had been accused of undermining democracy and LGBTQ+ rights, pushing the Eastern European states further away from their ...

LOS ANGELES — In the first few months of the Biden administration, the United States has faced obstacles to one of the cornerstone promises of the campaign trail: the restoration of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, formally known as the ...

LOS ANGELES — While the world was plagued with despair as COVID-19 lockdowns reached unparalleled heights, unity among Italians provided a sense of hope to the world. Viral videos of Italians singing on their balconies and Andrea Bocelli’s performance at ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...