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 ...

Shortly after a September trilateral White House meeting between the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, the United States President Donald Trump, and the Kosovan Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti, the Serbian government surprisingly signed an agreement to normalize economic relations with the  ...

Sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania lies a tiny province of Russia that is often overlooked. Kaliningrad is a Russian exclave that has had increasing strategic importance ever since Poland and the Baltic States joined the European Union (EU) and North ...

Since Rodrigo Duterte’s election in 2016, the Philippines President has been working to construct an “independent foreign policy,” whereby the country forms strategic relationships with non-traditional partners. Duterte has defined this strategy as a shift away from the country’s dependence ...

Although the constitution of Belarus originally declared that a president could serve for a maximum of two terms (a total of 10 years), Alexander Lukashenko — the first and only democratically elected leader of the country — has been in ...

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, global financial stability has dissolved into chaos. The proliferation of the virus in countries throughout the world has placed numerous restrictions on the way countries now interact — such as trade between China ...