Tuesday, 6 May 2014

40 maps that explain the Middle East and other news and views for Tuesday 6 May

6-05-2014 sunnisandshia
  • 40 maps that explain the Middle East – “Maps can be a powerful tool for understanding the world, particularly the Middle East, a place in many ways shaped by changing political borders and demographics. Here are 40 maps crucial for understanding the Middle East — its history, its present, and some of the most important stories in the region today.”
  • Ten Economic Facts about Crime and Incarceration in the United States – “Crime rates in the United States have been on a steady decline since the 1990s. Despite this improvement, particular demographic groups still exhibit high rates of criminal activity while others remain especially likely to be victims of crime. … The incarceration rate in the United States is now at a historically unprecedented level and is far above the typical rate in other developed countries. As a result, imprisonment has become an inevitable reality for subsets of the American population.”
6-05-2014 tableforomne
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