Maps

Argument

Welcome to Stanistan

Behold the power of Central Asia's new superstate.

Frank Jacobs |

Argument

There Is No al-Sham

Militants in Iraq and Syria are trying to re-create a nation that never existed.

Nick Danforth |

Tea Leaf Nation

Mapping the Four C's of Chinese Wealth

Live in a city near China's coast, and in a capital. (Coal doesn't hurt.)

Warner Brown |

Argument

If at First You Don't Secede…

Will this be the summer of separatism for Europe?

Frank Jacobs |

Argument

MH370 and the Secrets of the Deep, Dark Southern Indian Ocean

The world's most isolated ocean has a long history of making things disappear.

Frank Jacobs |

COLUMN

It's Not Just Kiev

Using Big Data to map Ukraine's protest violence.

Kalev Leetaru |

Map Room

The Iraq War Never Ended

Mapping nearly 12 years of violence in 42 seconds shows that the war America started still rages on.

Jacopo Ottaviani |

Argument

Half a Billion Clicks Can’t Be Wrong

What big data tells us about next year’s crisis zones.

Kalev Leetaru |

Feature

Mapped: Africa's Islamic Militants and Their Targets

From Nairobi to Timbuktu, the new terrorist battleground is in Africa. 

Yochi Dreazen |

Feature

Mapped: Every Protest on the Planet Since 1979

From Cairo to Wall Street to the West Bank, plotting a world of upheaval.

J. Dana Stuster |

The List

Mapped: The 7 Governments the U.S. Has Overthrown

Yes, we now have confirmation that the CIA was behind Iran's 1953 coup. But the agency hardly stopped there.

J. Dana Stuster |

Feature

Mapping Cairo in Crisis

A real-time map of the hot spots in Egypt's dramatic showdown between the military, Muslim Brotherhood, and protesters in the streets.

J. Dana Stuster |

Argument

New Asia, Old Europe

Does one obscure Austrian philosopher have the blueprint for the U.S. pivot to Asia?

Frank Jacobs |

Feature

From Winterfell to King's Landing

How the cartography of Game of Thrones explains the world.

Frank Jacobs |

Feature

Syrian Spillover

An interactive map tracking the internationalization of Syria's civil war.

J. Dana Stuster |

Jeffrey Lewis

The Map of Death

What North Korea's missiles are really aimed at.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Feature

Where Do Babies Come From?

The geopolitics of adoption after the Kremlin's bizarre ban.

Frank Jacobs |

Argument

Apocalypse Now

The five most popular places to watch the end of the world.

Frank Jacobs |

Feature

The World Is Not Enough

Why does the planet's No. 1 spy never go to the really dangerous places?

Frank Jacobs |

The List

How Ancient Plankton Elected Obama

And other crazy tales from the world's electoral maps.

Frank Jacobs |

Argument

We Are All Venetians Now

Are the world's major cities ready for the rising waters and freak storms of tomorrow?

Frank Jacobs |

Argument

Capital Flight

Cautionary tales from seven of the world's most arbitrary seats of power.

Frank Jacobs |

Micah Zenko

Where the Drones Are

Mapping the launch pads for Obama's secret wars.

Micah Zenko and Emma Welch |

Slide Show

The Worst Places to Be a Woman

Mapping the places where the war on women is still being fought.

Valerie M. Hudson |

Argument

Redrawing the Map

South Sudan may be independent, but new countries are becoming increasingly rare.

Joshua E. Keating |

FP Explainer

How Much Turf Does the Somali Government Really Control?

It's a bit more than just "a few square blocks." But it's bad news when insurgents control the majority of the capital.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

Sidebar

Mapping the Twilight Zone

Here's where Ghajar sits in relation to Lebanon, Israel, and Syria.

Andrew Tabler |