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Japan’s About-Face: Map: Japan’s Self-Defense Forces Deployments

View an interactive map of Japan's SDF deployments around the world.

Jul 8th, 2008 | Comments

Heart of Darfur: Map

See the villages and towns in Darfur where major conflicts take place.

Jul 1st, 2008 | Comments

An Honest Citizen: Map: Colombia, Cocaine and Cash: Colombia

Find out how drugs and money move through the Americas with this series of maps.

Jun 15th, 2008 | Comments

Gold Futures: Map

While production in these countries has been declining over the last three decades--due to ageing mines and rising production costs--an influx of foreign investment has fueled a twentieth century gold rush in the developing world.

Aug 22nd, 2007 | Comments

The Sand Castle: Export Dubai

Unlike Abu Dhabi, Dubai boasts no vast oil reserves or territory. The emirate's plans to diversify its economy and fashion itself into a global center for trade and tourism led to an unprecedented construction boom in the area.

Jul 24th, 2007 | Comments

The Sand Castle: The United Arab Emirates Trends

Once a region predominantly inhabited by nomadic Bedouin tribes, the country has become a global hub for trade and tourism.

Jul 24th, 2007 | Comments

The Sand Castle: The United Arab Emirates Profile

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a loose federation of seven states formed in 1971, following independence from Britain, each with its own ruler. Local Sheikhs retain considerable power over their own regions, including control over oil and gas reserves.

Jul 24th, 2007 | Comments

Pilgrimage to Karbala: Sunni and Shia: The Worlds of Islam

Globally, the Shia account for an estimated 10 or 15 percent of the Muslim population, but in the Middle East their numbers are much higher: they dominate the population of Iran, compose a majority in Iraq, and are significant minorities in other nations.

Mar 26th, 2007 | Comments

Flying Down to Kabul: Map: Airspace Politics: Introduction

Explore the laws governing air space for international travel.

Aug 1st, 2006 | Comments

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