Monday 27 July 2015
July 14, 2015
Iran Nuclear Deal
July 10, 2015
July 02, 2015
Greece: Incomers And Emigres
June 24, 2015
U.S., Russian Military Bases Abroad
The United States operates significant military bases in more than a dozen countries around the world, ranging from major troop stations in Germany to logistics facilities in Singapore. Russia, by comparison, has bases in nine countries -- eight former Soviet republics (Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan) plus a naval facility in Syria. Click and drag the slider to compare.
June 11, 2015
Nations Contributing To The NATO Mission In Afghanistan
With about 880 soldiers currently serving in NATO's Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, Georgia is making the second-largest contribution after the United States. Here's a breakdown of all of the nations that are making contributions to the NATO mission there.
June 09, 2015
Many Former Soviet States Lag In LGBT Rights
ILGA-Europe publishes its Rainbow Europe review each year in order to assess the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender atmosphere in each European country. The overall score is based on the following: laws and policies against discrimination, family recognition, protection against hate crimes, legal gender recognition, and freedom of expression.
June 08, 2015
The Changing Monuments Of A Personality Cult
On May 25, Turkmenistan’s authorities revealed a new statue, 21 meters tall of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov riding a horse atop a marble pedestal. The regime, frequently listed among the world’s worst in terms of human rights, press freedom, religious expression, and political dissent, is marked by its emphasis on the cult of the president. These personality cults additionally bring extensive material change through the construction, and deconstruction of monuments and buildings, as well as ordinary people’s homes. Below in the infographic you can see some of the monuments in Ashgabat built by Berdymukhammedov’s predecessor, Saparamurat Niyazov, and the alterations which have taken place since his death in 2006.
May 28, 2015
Laws Regarding Same-Sex Marriage And Homosexuality
Ireland and Greenland have become the latest countries to adopt legislation allowing same-sex marriages. Voters in a national referendum in Ireland and lawmakers in Greenland's parliament both overwhelming approved the changes. Here's a look at similar laws around the world, as well as global attitudes toward homosexuality.