Weekly Graphic

Algeria’s Perpetual Protest
March 15, 2019

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


The Myth of the Mercator Projection
March 9, 2019

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

Venezuelans, Caught in the Crossfire
March 1, 2019

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
February 22, 2019

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

The Polar Silk Road: China Comes to Greenland
February 15, 2019

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


The Irish Border Question
February 8, 2019

What will Ireland look like after Brexit?

Venezuela’s Oil Industry Decline by the Numbers
February 1, 2019

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


Israeli and Iranian Activity in Syria
January 25, 2019

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

The Saga of the Kuril Islands
January 18, 2019

Russia and Japan are talking about a peace treaty once again.


Coups in Africa Since 1950
January 11, 2019

A recent failed coup in Gabon is just the latest attempt to overthrow an African government.

The US Role in the Syrian Civil War
January 4, 2019

A look at the evolution of the conflict, and the United States’ involvement in it.


The US Dominates Global Military Spending
December 28, 2018

Washington spends more than the next 10 countries combined on its military forces.

Russia-Venezuela Economic Ties
December 21, 2018

Venezuela is looking for a little help from its friends.