China, India and the United States currently are the world’s three most populous nations. By 2060, they will rank in second, first and fourth place, respectively. We wonder: Which country will have taken the current place of the United States to have the world’s third-largest population in 2060?
Bangladesh was the smallest of the four countries to emerge out of British colonial rule in the Indian subcontinent. Formerly known as East Pakistan, it has more people than either Russia or Japan. We wonder: Which of the following statements about today’s Bangladesh are true?
A. Its fertility rate is below the global average.
B. It is an integral part of global supply chains.
C. Media freedom is a big challenge.
D. It faces an imminent existential threat from climate change. Continue reading →
Women are making progress in the leadership ranks of many countries. We wonder: Among the world’s 20 most populous nations, how many have so far had a woman as head of government or state in modern times?