Fact Tank Aug. 20, 2014

Who are the Iraqi Kurds?

While the Kurds are a crucial part of Iraq’s political makeup, they are an ethnic group, not a distinct religious sect within Islam.

Fact Tank Aug. 4, 2014

U.S., China compete to woo Africa

Neither world power has a clear advantage when it comes to the hearts and minds of people in Africa.

Fact Tank Jul. 30, 2014

Support for Turkey’s Erdogan drops sharply in Middle East

Amid continued unrest in the region, support for Erdogan has dropped significantly in four of the seven Middle Eastern nations surveyed since last year.

Fact Tank Jul. 24, 2014

Most of the world trusts Obama over Putin to ‘do the right thing’

Though it’s a different story in their own countries.

Fact Tank Jul. 15, 2014

Which countries don’t like America and which do

Who likes Uncle Sam, who doesn’t and whose affections are evolving paints a pretty accurate road map of the overseas challenges facing Washington in the years ahead.

Fact Tank Jul. 14, 2014

5 key takeaways on global views of the U.S. and China

A new Pew Research Center survey finds widespread opposition around the world to U.S. eavesdropping. Still, America’s overall image remains mostly positive. Here are five key takeaways.

Fact Tank Jul. 14, 2014

5 facts about the French

Ah, la France. The land of wine, cheese, romance and abundant vacation time… right?

Fact Tank Jul. 11, 2014

Which six countries hold half the world’s population?

As of this month, the world’s population is now 7.2 billion, according to the United Nations, which celebrates World Population Day today. Interestingly, half of the people around the globe (3.6 billion) live in just six countries: China, India, the U.S., Indonesia, Brazil and Pakistan.

Fact Tank Jul. 1, 2014

DHS: Violence, poverty, is driving children to flee Central America to U.S.

The three top municipalities sending children to the U.S. are all in Honduras. San Pedro Sula leads the list.

Fact Tank Jun. 18, 2014

The Sunni-Shia divide: Where they live, what they believe and how they view each other

Iraq and Iran are two of only a handful of countries that have more Shias than Sunnis.