Amid possible reconciliation with Taliban, civilians die in government-led attack

In late February 2018, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani made an unprecedented offer to recognize the Taliban as a legitimate political group without preconditions. With...

This week around the world: April 8–15

April 8, Brazil: Former president jailed for 12 years following corruption conviction Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was imprisoned after seeking refuge with...

When elephants fight: Understanding the conflict in Yemen

In 2011, a wave of uprisings spread through the Middle East as demonstrators protested against regimes with long-standing human rights violations, including political corruption,...

Putin elected president of Russia for fourth term

On Sunday March 18, Vladimir Putin was elected President of Russia for his second consecutive term and fourth overall since 1999. Putin ran as...

Populist parties vie for power in Italian parliament

The results from the Italian general election on March 4 indicate populist triumph, although who will ultimately take control of the government remains unclear....

This week around the world: Feb. 26–March 4

Feb. 27 Papua New Guinea: Magnitude 7.5 earthquake kills at least 20 At least 20 people were killed when a powerful earthquake hit 55 miles...

Egyptian presidential election heats up

Egypt has experienced rapid political change throughout its tumultuous transition since the January 2011 revolution. Now, Egyptians prepare to participate in the upcoming presidential...

China to remove presidential term limits

On Feb. 25, the Chinese Communist Party proposed the elimination of a constitutional clause limiting the presidency to two five-year terms. If passed, the...

HSKA rings in Lunar New Year with a laugh

Happy Lunar New Year! Portland State’s Hong Kong Student Association held a lively Lunar New Year Show on Feb. 16 in Smith Memorial Student...

PSU grad discusses shifting landscape of global entrepreneurship

What does it take to make it? Mayuko Yamaura appears to have figured it out. On Feb. 15, the Portland State graduate returned to...

Opiate trade poses global challenges

Oxycontin, fentanyl, morphine, heroin. Opioids have gained attention in the United States since overdose rates began escalating in 2010. In 2016 alone, over 62,000...

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