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Why Most World Maps Are Very Wrong5:49
May 16, 2017
By Jake Godin

Why Most World Maps Are Very Wrong

You know those maps where Greenland is bigger than South America and Russia looks absolutely gigantic? They're wrong. Very wrong.
After ISIS Falls, What Happens To Its 'Digital Caliphate'?2:56
May 30, 2017
By Jake Godin

After ISIS Falls, What Happens To Its 'Digital Caliphate'?

Here's how (and where) ISIS operates its online propaganda network.
C'est La Violence: Cameroon Is Fighting Over Language4:26
June 15, 2017
By Jake Godin

C'est La Violence: Cameroon Is Fighting Over Language

In Cameroon, unrest is building, not over ethnic or religious lines, but over linguistic lines between French speakers and English speakers.
Why Trump's Budget Cuts To US Soft Power Matter3:45
July 4, 2017
By Jake Godin

Why Trump's Budget Cuts To US Soft Power Matter

Trump's proposed budget for 2018 includes a 29 percent cut to funding for the State Department and other aid programs. Here's why that matters.
How State Media Became A Weapon Of Information Warfare3:56
July 18, 2017
By Jake Godin

How State Media Became A Weapon Of Information Warfare

Russia, China and others are using their state-run media abroad in hopes of expanding their influence beyond their borders.
What A Flag Can Tell You About Its Country3:48
August 1, 2017
By Jake Godin

What A Flag Can Tell You About Its Country

Flags are more than just pieces of colorful cloth on a pole — they're supposed to represent a nation and what it stands for. Here's how.
How To Survive As A Nation When You're Smaller Than New York City3:23
August 29, 2017
By Jake Godin

How To Survive As A Nation When You're Smaller Than New York City

Microstates have been around for a long time, and some of them don't even have armies.
YouTube Videos Show Evidence Of War Atrocities — Until They're Deleted3:56
September 26, 2017
By Jake Godin

YouTube Videos Show Evidence Of War Atrocities — Until They're Deleted

As sites like YouTube purge terror-related content, thousands of videos that could be used as evidence in the Syrian conflict also are removed.
When Nations Go Nuclear, They Gain More Than Just The Bomb3:07
October 10, 2017
By Jake Godin

When Nations Go Nuclear, They Gain More Than Just The Bomb

Nations acquire nuclear weapons for all sorts of reasons, and it's rarely about actually setting off the bomb.
How (And Why) Do Movies And TV Make Up Fake Countries?3:41
October 25, 2017
By Jake Godin

How (And Why) Do Movies And TV Make Up Fake Countries?

We spoke to the executive producer behind "24" and "Homeland" for insight on how fake countries show up in entertainment.