Strategic Infographics

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May 20, 2024
U.S. military bases in Europe

The U.S. military presence only increased after the end of the Cold War, despite promises made to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that there will be no extension of NATO’s jurisdiction or military presence “by a single inch in the eastern direction”.

May 10, 2024
Vacation inequality in the EU

This infographic shows the percentage of population aged 16 or over were unable to afford a one-week annual holiday away from home in 2023.

May 6, 2024
U.S. boots on the Arab ground

America’s military presence in the Middle East remains significant even as its focus shifts to Asia-Pacific, specifically to containing China. Around 50,000 U.S. troops are stationed in the Arab countries of the Middle East, including 900 troops illegally occupying the oil-rich areas of Syria. Major U.S. troop developments (estimated numbers).

April 30, 2024
Why Haiti became a failed state and is unlikely to recover

Victor Jeifets, a Russian scholar specializing in Ibero-American studies, explained in an interview with International Review TV show why Haiti is doomed to never-ending violence. Below are the major takeaways.

April 12, 2024
How Americans’ perceive the U.S. greatest enemy, by party

A recent Gallup poll revealed Americans’ attitude to the world. While Republicans believe China is the United States’ greatest enemy, Democrats point to Russia. Interestingly, for independent voters, America’s third greatest enemy is America itself.

March 31, 2024
How Americans View the World

A recent Gallup poll revealed Americans’ attitude to the world. Interestingly, some of nations seen most unfavorably are also those which experienced U.S.-led wars, occupations and economic blockades.

March 25, 2024
Terrorist Attacks in Moscow Since 1991

Moscow has been a major target for terrorists since mid-1990s. In most cases, the terrorist attacks were perpetrated by religiously motivated extremists from the Caucasus region labeled by the western mainstream media as “freedom fighters”.

March 21, 2024
Main Trade Partners of Former Soviet Republics

The Soviet Union broke up in 1991 with fifteen independent states arising instead. Check out our infographic to learn what these states’ main trade partners are more than thirty years on.

March 12, 2024
Ukrainian Attacks Against Civilians in Russia

This infographic documents Russian civilian casualties caused by indiscriminate attacks of Ukrainian armed forces since January 1, 2024.

March 8, 2024
They Lost the Popular Vote but Became U.S. Presidents

In a United States presidential election, the candidate who gains the most votes nationwide is said to have won the popular vote. However, the popular vote is not used to determine who is elected as the nation’s president or vice president. Thus it is possible for the winner of the popular vote to end up losing the election. This is because presidential elections are indirect elections; the votes cast on Election Day are not cast directly for a candidate, but for members of the Electoral College.