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Iraq and Syria Follow Lebanon’s Precedent

By George Friedman, Stratfor, Lebanon was created out of the Sykes-Picot Agreement. This agreement between Britain and France reshaped the [...]

Most maps are lying to you about how big Africa really is (it’s really big)

By Baindu Kallon, Global Post, The True Size of Africa by Kai Krause Ever notice how huge Greenland looks on [...]

These are the most religious places in the world (and what they’re practicing)

By Simran Khosla, Global Post, This map shows the countries where more than half the population consider themselves practicing members [...]

Mid-Year Emerging Markets Update: ‘Recovery Phase’

By Mark Mobius, Franklin Templeton, As I’ve often said, investing in emerging markets requires patience, long-term perspective, and selective stock-picking. [...]

The Emerging Global Web – Slide Show

Link: The Emerging Global Web Terrific slide show presentation on the emerging markets global web development, including stats on mobile [...]

Centralization of the African Union Leadership Summits

Liesl Louw-Vaudran, a journalist and an analyst from South Africa with a solid experience in African affairs, summarizes the ways [...]

The Global Problem of Clean Drinking Water

Clean drinking water is the kind of water that is safe for drinking by human beings without causing health risks [...]

This graphic shows how much CO2 the average American produces each year

By Simran Khosla, Global Post, http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science/global-warming/140527/graphic-shows-how-much-co2-american-american-produces-climate-change 0

BRICS emerging nations close to launching bank; to start lending in 2016

By Alonso Soto, Reuters, The five BRICS nations will likely agree to fund their $100 billion development effort equally, giving [...]

The World’s Most Content (and Miserable) Countries

By Thomas Frohlich and Vince Calio, 247WallSt, World news does not always fully capture people’s level of happiness. Last year, [...]

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