did-you-kno:

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foreignaffairsmagazine:

In the Kremlin, a classic Cold War strategy is making a comeback: http://fam.ag/1kSrUbm
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pewresearch:

Substantially more women than men are in jobs that pay the minimum wage or less, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data analyzed by the Pew Research Center. 
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Shockingly, many people turn into giant raging dickweasels when confronted with competent women in positions of power.

lolmythesis:

International Relations, Beloit College

It’s hard to persuade people to stop killing each other - especially if other people keep sending them stuff to do it.

lolmythesis:

Political Science, TU Braunschweig, Germany

2014 is an important year full of elections around the world. here is an infographic of the countries that will have elections this year
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newyorker:

Alexis Okeowo writes about how religious and ethnic violence in the Middle Belt has spawned an informal arms industry: http://nyr.kr/18Q14aV
Photographer Ruth McDowall has been documenting the rise of the arms industry and the daily conflict in Nigeria’s Middle Belt. A look at her photos: http://nyr.kr/18Q0TfW
Above: Ohazuma Chima Anthony, thirty-two, recovers at Gwagwalada hospital after the 2011 Christmas Day bombing of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, in Abuja, Nigeria. Photograph by Ruth McDowall.
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