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Internet Governance | Model Diplomacy

Internet Governance | Model Diplomacy

Internet governance is about the need to make sure that all the parts of the internet can work together. Early on the founders of the internet realized that there was at least one aspect where they needed centralized government, and that was the assignment of names and numbers. You have the Internet Corporation for Assigned …

A brief history of America and Cuba

A brief history of America and Cuba

America is opening up relations with Cuba, and it’s a big deal, ending decades of hostility, and beginning a new era between the two countries. But to understand just how big of a deal , where that hostility really came from, and why it took so long to end, you’ve go to go back — …

The Middle East’s cold war, explained

The Middle East’s cold war, explained

The Middle East is one of the most complex regions in the world: Currently there are 4 failing states and 3 wars, with major powers increasingly taking opposite sides. Countless armed militias and terrorist groups are spreading violence across borders. The region has seen conflict after conflict going back well into the 20th century. But …

Brazil’s Geography Problem

Brazil’s Geography Problem

This video was made possible by Skillshare. Learn from 21,000 classes for free for two months at https://skl.sh/wendover3. There are plenty of lines you can draw on the globe but perhaps none is more consequential than the equator. Of the 15 wealthiest countries in the world as measured by GDP per capita, all are in …

A history of the Kashmir conflict | The Economist

A history of the Kashmir conflict | The Economist

The Economist in 1947 Britain prepared to end nearly a century of rule over the Indian subcontinent and its 390 million people Hindus were concentrated in central and southern India Muslims in Bengal in the northwest a British Commission divided the territory into majority Muslim Pakistan and majority Hindu India in the chaos that followed …