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Jun 28

Map: Al-Shabab radio stations currently in operation, along with some of the locations they have taken equipment.
Source: Information Support Team, African Union/United Nations. Note: The information presented here is part of an IST report, made public on somali-media.so, with information that is continuously being edited and is therefore not a “definitive” version.

Map: Al-Shabab radio stations currently in operation, along with some of the locations they have taken equipment.

Source: Information Support Team, African Union/United Nations. Note: The information presented here is part of an IST report, made public on somali-media.so, with information that is continuously being edited and is therefore not a “definitive” version.

Jun 27

Map: Al-Shabab attacks in East Africa and encroachment into Kenya over the last two years.
Source: Global Terrorism Database, University of Maryland. Note: 2013 data are preliminary and not yet publicly available.

Map: Al-Shabab attacks in East Africa and encroachment into Kenya over the last two years.

Source: Global Terrorism Database, University of Maryland. Note: 2013 data are preliminary and not yet publicly available.

Jun 26

New required equipment for Uruguay’s striker Luis Suarez. Cartoon by Slovakia’s Marian Kamensky.

New required equipment for Uruguay’s striker Luis Suarez. Cartoon by Slovakia’s Marian Kamensky.

Jun 25

This map reflects calls for funding in three key sectors (health, education, and services) outlined by the 2013 investment map released by the Iraqi National Investment Commission, the face of private investment in Iraq and the Government’s voice of investment needs.
Sources: Iraq National Investment Commission. Ethnic boundaries are drawn based on the work of Dr. M. Izady at Columbia University’s Gulf 2000 project, and the Empirical Studies of Conflict.

This map reflects calls for funding in three key sectors (health, education, and services) outlined by the 2013 investment map released by the Iraqi National Investment Commission, the face of private investment in Iraq and the Government’s voice of investment needs.

Sources: Iraq National Investment Commission. Ethnic boundaries are drawn based on the work of Dr. M. Izady at Columbia University’s Gulf 2000 project, and the Empirical Studies of Conflict.

Jun 24

In the effort to win the “hearts and minds” of Iraqis, two leading international development agencies have spent considerable funding rebuilding Iraq, since 2006. This map begs the question of whether the Sunni community has been disproportionately served.
Source: In some cases, USAID and the World Bank do not disclose the location of a project for security reasons. This map reflects the projects made publicly available through the USAID and World Bank online databases as of June 19, 2014. Ethnic boundaries are drawn based on the work of Dr. M. Izady at Columbia University’s Gulf 2000 project, and the Empirical Studies of Conflict.

In the effort to win the “hearts and minds” of Iraqis, two leading international development agencies have spent considerable funding rebuilding Iraq, since 2006. This map begs the question of whether the Sunni community has been disproportionately served.

Source: In some cases, USAID and the World Bank do not disclose the location of a project for security reasons. This map reflects the projects made publicly available through the USAID and World Bank online databases as of June 19, 2014. Ethnic boundaries are drawn based on the work of Dr. M. Izady at Columbia University’s Gulf 2000 project, and the Empirical Studies of Conflict.

Jun 23

What’s the story of your first days in America?

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Some immigrants spent their first nights at the YMCA. Others saw snow for the first time. Some people didn’t mean to end up here at all. What do you — or your parents or grandparents — remember about your first days in the US? Submit your story.

Jun 20

Pakistani cartoonist Sabir Nazar’ cartoon noting Obama’s re-election in 2012, a comment on the deeply unpopular US drone program directed at Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier. Click to find out more about Sabir Nazar and see more of his cartoons.

Pakistani cartoonist Sabir Nazar’ cartoon noting Obama’s re-election in 2012, a comment on the deeply unpopular US drone program directed at Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier. Click to find out more about Sabir Nazar and see more of his cartoons.

Jun 16

Love this guy. 

Love this guy. 

Jun 14

How does our animal predictor Izzy the ocelot choose between teams? The Franklin Park Zoo offers up a choice between two bamboo plants.
Follow Izzy’s picks here.

How does our animal predictor Izzy the ocelot choose between teams? The Franklin Park Zoo offers up a choice between two bamboo plants.

Follow Izzy’s picks here.

Jun 06

You won’t see this image in China in analog or digital form. It’s banned because It recreates the famous ‘tank man’ who stood down Chinese tanks in Tiananmen Square in 1989.See how the David and Goliath imagery from that iconic moment has found its way into popular culture, political cartoons, and even “The Simpsons”!

You won’t see this image in China in analog or digital form. It’s banned because It recreates the famous ‘tank man’ who stood down Chinese tanks in Tiananmen Square in 1989.See how the David and Goliath imagery from that iconic moment has found its way into popular culture, political cartoons, and even “The Simpsons”!