Author: Alejandro Alvarez

Pope Francis Calls For Summit Of Lebanese Christian Community Leaders

On May 30th, Pope Francis announced that Lebanese Christian leaders would meet him in the Vatican on July 1st to address Lebanon’s economic and political crisis. During the summit, the Pope plans to reflect on the crisis and discuss potential action plans. Pope Francis expressed through Vatican News that the

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Oman Erupts In Protests Over Unemployment

On May 23rd, protests sparked across major urban areas in Oman to express discontent with the current unemployment crisis. Predominantly peaceful demonstrators—made up of unemployed youth—were met with police violence, tear gas, and unlawful arrests in Sohar. Parallel to these developments, protests also erupted in Dhofar and Salalah. According to

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The G7 Must Take Initiative

As the G7 leaves Cornwall, these countries’ leaders tried crafting solutions regarding a variety of issues with COVID-19 recovery and environmental policy at the top of the agenda. The G7 is a group of the globe’s most “advanced economies,” including the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany,

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U.S. Tiptoes Through Sanctions Minefield Toward Iran Nuclear Deal

Iranian officials and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) failed to extend a nuclear inspection agreement on Sunday, May 23. For the last three months, Iran and the IAEA agreed upon video recording inspections of Iranian nuclear sites, but Iran’s hard-line, conservative parliament derailed an expected extension of this agreement

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Sino-U.S. Relations Sour Over New U.S. Taiwan Policy

On April 13th, Zhao Lijian—a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson—warned the U.S. “not to play with fire” after being asked by a reporter about new U.S. diplomatic policy. The week before, the Biden administration lifted former restrictions on diplomats regarding meeting with Taiwanese officials. Additionally, the State Department released guidelines highlighting

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