August 2008

Growing Apart

A few years ago, the economies of several key emerging market countries were all similar in size. In 2004, Mexico, Brazil, India, South Korea, and Russia all had GDPs in current dollars of under $700 billion. We wonder: Which of the following four countries now has the largest economy?

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Keeping the Peace

Since 1948, there have been 63 UN peacekeeping operations around the world. Currently, there are 17 such missions involving a total of 87,988 troops, police and military observers from 117 different countries. We wonder: Which country provides the most uniformed personnel for UN peacekeeping operations as of 2008?

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How the Middle East Grows

Rising food and energy prices are re-focusing attention to rising population levels around the world. We wonder: How much will the population increase in the Middle East and North Africa by 2050?

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Majority Minority

The United States of America has long distinguished itself globally by being a melting pot of races and ethnicities. In the context of that ongoing societal evolution, we wonder: By which year will white Americans no longer be a majority?

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