The Shores of Lake Balkhash

Russia has offered to help Kazakhstan build a nuclear power plant near Lake Balkhash.

The Proliferation of Tunnel Warfare

The Syrian civil war brought tunnel technologies to Bashar Assad’s forces. It’s something Israel may want to keep in mind as it pushes a “safe zone” farther into Syrian territory.

Big Days for Democracy in Asia

Voters in Indonesia and India – two countries that account for about 20 percent of the entire population of Earth – will soon decide who they want to represent them.

Is Australia’s Real Estate Bubble About to Burst?

As China tightens controls on investment capital outflow and Australia increases restrictions on foreign buyers of property, real estate prices in some Australian cities have plummeted.

Algeria’s Perpetual Protest

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika says he will not run for a fifth term. So why are people still protesting?

The Myth of the Mercator Projection

The way we see the world is a lie. In honor of Gerardus Mercator, born this week some 500 years ago, we explore why.

Venezuelans, Caught in the Crossfire

As the world chooses sides in the fight between Venezuela’s two presidents, millions of civilians are struggling to survive.

Kashmir: A History of Violence

The region has been a source of conflict between India and Pakistan for decades.

The Polar Silk Road: China Comes to Greenland

China is investing in Greenland, and it’s making the U.S. nervous.

The Irish Border Question

What will Ireland look like after Brexit?

Venezuela’s Oil Industry Decline by the Numbers

The United States is the biggest importer of Venezuelan crude oil, and its sanctions will likely hit the industry hard.

Israeli and Iranian Activity in Syria

Maps show current positions and recent operations in the Syrian war.