LOS ANGELES — While the rest of the world still prohibits mass gatherings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, China hosted a national commendation conference on February 25 to celebrate a recent achievement: “eradicating” extreme poverty. President Xi Jinping hailed this achievement ...

LOS ANGELES — In late February 2021, the Joe Biden administration declassified a document detailing the Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s (M.B.S.) involvement in the murder of U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Saudi native was an open critic of ...

LOS ANGELES — On July 14, 2015, thousands of Iranians flooded the bustling streets of Tehran, surrounded by the uproarious honking of cars, celebratory chants and triumphant smiles. It was the day the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was ...

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 ...

Every once in a while, reports come out of Saudi Arabia that a new law has been passed, or that an old one has been abolished, and Saudi women have been granted another right.  Some notable ones as of late ...

Citizenship is something that many people take for granted, assuming that the rights and sense of belonging afforded by it are permanent and unlikely to change. Though countries can revoke citizenship, it is often a measure of last resort and ...

The United Nations is an organization whose finances are rarely in the realm of concern for the general public. An organization committed to serving the functions of its various branches, missions and philanthropic endeavors, the financial crisis of the UN ...

Following inauguration ceremonies on January 20, President Joe Biden marked his first week in office by issuing seventeen executive orders. Following through with his campaign promise to address the mounting problems of climate change in the United States and abroad, ...

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 ...

Glimpse from the Globe · The First 100 Days: Biden’s Positive Transatlantic Outlook “America is back!” This declaration, made by President Joe Biden, was announced at the Munich Security Conference. After just two months in office, Biden has already been ...