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 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 ...

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 ...

As Americans watched in anticipation of their 2020 presidential election results, Myanmar held its own national election on Sunday, November 8. This is Myanmar’s second election since the military relinquished control in 2011, and this referendum solidified the power of ...

On July 12, skirmishes broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan, leaving 16 people dead and marking the beginning of another cycle of conflict over the long disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. It is still unclear which country initiated the fighting, but both ...

Earlier this year, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa’s arrest became the focus of international attention. In an event that was later made the subject of the documentary “A Thousand Cuts,” Ressa and former colleague Reynaldo de Santos Jr were convicted of ...

“After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East”  President Donald Trump stated. On September 15, representatives from the United Arab Emirates, Israel and the United States signed the ‘Abraham Accords.’ The Abraham Accords ...

For many years, Mozambique was seen as a “jewel” in southern Africa, prized for its abundance of natural resources, successful peace dividends, and relative economic development. However, this narrative began to shift in 2017 with the emergence of an Islamist ...

The Ituri crisis refers to the most intense period of violence that occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between 1999 and 2003. However, since late 2017, aggression and atrocities have reignited, with deadly attacks occurring almost on ...