In the era of "big data," the ability to assess massive amounts of information is in high demand. But will analysts be able to meet policymakers' ever-growing needs in the age of even "bigger data" ahead?
By Jon Sather
According to the National Intelligence Council, the number of people living in absolute poverty is on the decline. China's mastery of wind and solar energy may pull many more out of destitution, but at what cost to the West's position of global prominence?
By Ian Morris
The recent reconciliation agreement goes much further than any of its predecessors, dealing a significant blow to the regional fortunes of Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood while marking a notable victory for Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.
Despite pushback from Spain's central government, court system and national police, the region managed to hold its Oct. 1 plebiscite on independence. This series of maps shows how residents across different districts voted, with some surprising results.
The poor state of the country's road network has led to the loss of billions of naira in economic value and thousands of avoidable deaths.
Drought, famine, storms and flooding are becoming more frequent and destructive, making it harder for families to provide for themselves, increasing refugee and migration flows, and even acting as a catalyst for the spread of disease -- threats to which NATO hasn't been immune.