LOS ANGELES — As Saudi Arabia’s dependency on oil has grown over the years, accounting for almost 50 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, the Saudi government has started to look for ways to diversify its revenue. Out of ...

BY STAFF CORRESPONDENTS SAN FRANCISCO — Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to demonstrate a real fear of rising opposition forces, fueled by Western social media platforms. On March 10, the Russian government announced it would be slowing down speeds on ...

HONG KONG — With the imposition of the National Security Law on June 20, 2020, China tightened its grip on Hong Kong. In one fell swoop, Beijing was effectively able to ban anti-government protests and movements. The law came after ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Glimpse from the Globe · The First 100 Days: Biden and the “Trump of the Tropics” — A New Era of U.S.-Brazil Relations Since his inauguration in January 2019, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been a close emulator of former ...

This past September, Yoshihide Suga became the 64th Japanese Prime Minister, following the resignation of Shinzo Abe, who left the position in August due to an illness. The Japanese have the oldest monarchy in the world, with the line of ...

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 ...