Are Electric Cars As Clean As They Sound?

The global competition to win the electric car race is on and so far, China is winning. But while electric motors are far greener than combustion engines, they still come with an environmental and economic cost.

5 Times Sports Leveled the Diplomatic Playing Field

The idea of using sports as a diplomatic tool isn’t limited to the Olympics, nor is it a new concept. Here’s a who, what, when breakdown of some of the best-known examples of times when sports served as an impetus for peace.

North Korea’s Nuclear Arms’ Reach

On November 28, 2017, North Korea tested Hwasong-15, an intercontinental ballistic missile that experts believe has the capability of traveling 13,000 kilometers or 8,100 miles. This graphic compares this new test with the missile range of Taepodong-2, North Korea’s longest range operational missile.

This Is Not a Test: Operational Missile Ranges of Nuclear-Armed States

Innovations in missile systems have brought the possibility of nuclear attack to more world regions than ever before. Using data from the CSIS Missile Defense Project, we compiled a graphic to show what is currently known about the longest possible ranges of operational nuclear missiles.

The Changing Landscapes of Internal Displacement

From 2008 to 2016, weather-related disasters caused about 196 million new internal displacements globally. Not to be confused with refugees, these internally displaced persons are faced with unique challenges that are complicated both to identify and to address. So, who are they? And who is responsible for helping them?

In Small Places, Close to Home: The Beginnings of Universal Human Rights

On December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since then, this declaration has inspired more than 80 international human rights treaties and declarations. We identified the six major themes that encapsulate the 30 basic human rights, as well as the world’s nine core human rights treaties.