Even during the Beijing Summer Olympics, not all was quiet in the Western part of China, with anti-government riots continuing in Tibet. A particular point of contention in the largely Buddhist region is the Chinese government's attempt to assert its authority by transplanting ethnic Han Chinese to the area. We wonder: What share of China's territory is accounted for by Tibet?
Although borders have become less important in some ways, countries are still obliged to get along with their neighbors. And one might rightly assume that the more neighbors a country has, the more complicated and important its relations with those neighbors become. We wonder: Which country in the world shares the most land borders with neighboring countries?
Pakistan must contend with plenty of challenges as it seeks a path to a stable future. Faced with an insurgency within its own borders, a faltering economy and regional geopolitical instability, we wonder: Which of the following statements about Pakistan are true?
The world population as a whole is expected to expand by 35% between 2008 and 2050. However, that continued uptrend masks some very different developments in individual countries. We wonder: Which of these countries will have the largest population by 2050?