Kyle Vass

A woman wearing a suit with yellow shirt casts a ballot while wearing a mask

How Moldova’s diaspora helped secure a win for the nation’s first woman president


In Moldova, poverty and corruption go hand-in-hand. So when Maia Sandu, the recently elected first woman president, ran a campaign focused solely on addressing corruption, 93% of Moldovans abroad voted for her.

Four Black American women activists wearing yellow shirts and holding protest signs stand in a field near a fence.

From Louisiana to Taiwan, environmental activists stand up to a major plastics company

Conflict & Justice
A man wearing protective face mask jogs under a rainbow as Malaysia reopens a majority of businesses, after a movement control order was imposed to fight the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia May 4, 2020.

Malaysia eradicated Nipah virus. Now it’s a leader in the battle against coronavirus.

Students eat lunch between dividers to protect them from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the canteen of the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) in Taipei, Taiwan, April 6, 2020.

Taiwan’s success in fighting COVID-19 is overshadowed by global politics