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 — 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 ...

Throughout the past four years, U.S. attitudes toward Mexico have been tumultuous, defined by a slew of anti-Mexican sentiment and punctuated by widely criticized anti-immigration policies. Former President Donald Trump began his presidency on the promise to build a border ...

For many, the January 2021 inauguration of President Joe Biden restored faith in Washington’s ability to repair its global leadership. Former President Donald Trump’s aggressively protectionist attitude toward North Korea, in particular, has tarnished the U.S.’ image as a benevolent ...

For many Asian Americans, boba is a popular drink of choice. Boba, a tea-based drink with tapioca pearls, has become an iconic item in Asian American culture. The drink is often discussed in the popular Facebook group “Subtle Asian Traits” ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

On February 1, the Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s military, took power and detained the country’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, and numerous other politicians in their homes. The coup d’etat resumes full military rule in the nation after a period of ...