The Ottoman Empire: Centuries of Expansion and Contraction

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Turkish power through the ages.

A Looming Global Recession?

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More and more observers are sounding the alarm about a potential global recession. Here, we look at some of the countries most at risk for a downturn.

Who Benefits From the US-China Trade War?

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Several markets stand to benefit from the escalating trade dispute between the United States and China. Here, we take a look at two countries that will likely see an increase in trade with the U.S. as a result of the trade war.

Conflicting Claims in the South China Sea

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Taking stock of claims and capabilities in the South China Sea.

Which Countries Have State Religions?

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Religion still plays a role in shaping communal worldviews, attitudes and politics around the world.

Nuclear Weapons Around the World

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The global inventory of nuclear warheads has been decreasing since the mid-1980s. Still, there are thousands of warheads deployed and stockpiled around the world, and only two countries account for 90 percent of them.

Africa’s New Free Trade Agreement

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The AfCFTA would create the largest trade zone in the world.

Mapping European Shipping Routes

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A new trove of data helps to illustrate the shipping routes of 18th century European empires.

The Nile River Dispute From Ethiopia’s Perspective

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(click to enlarge) The Nile River and its tributaries have served as a lifeline for human civilization in the Nile River basin for centuries. Today,...

New Borders in India: The Bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir

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With the dismantling of Article 370, the Bharatiya Janata Party has stripped the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomy.

Rare Earth Elements: Australia’s Resource Potential

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Australia is pushing to challenge China’s dominance in the supply of materials commonly used in the defense and high-tech industries.

Growing Tensions and Shrinking Affordability in Russia

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There are plans for more protests in Moscow this weekend.