Tag Archives: Syria

Away From Home

International migration flows are a topic of hot debate, especially in Europe and the United States, the major receiving countries. But what about the perspective of the emigration countries? Specifically, we wonder: In absolute numbers, which country has more of its native-born citizens living abroad than any other?

A. Syria
B. United Kingdom
C. India
D. Russia
E. Mexico
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Counting All Kurds

The Kurdish populations of the four major Middle Eastern countries with significant Kurdish minorities total at least 25 million people. That number is nearly equal to the entire population of Saudi Arabia. We wonder: Which Middle Eastern country has the largest ethnically Kurdish population?

A. Syria
B. Iran
C. Iraq
D. Turkey
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Eradicating Polio During War

Polio was a global scourge as recently as three decades ago. Since then, it has been on the decline worldwide. Polio has now been eradicated in the wild from all but two countries. We wonder: Which countries still have not halted transmission of polio from the wild?

A. Afghanistan
B. Pakistan
C. Iraq
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Youth Bulges and Geopolitics

Between now and 2025, 600 million youth in the developing world will compete for just 200 million jobs. Much of this shortfall will occur in majority-Arab countries. Unemployed youths can easily turn into a risk to a nation’s and an entire region’s stability and security. We wonder: Which country in the Middle East/North Africa region has the lowest median age?

A. Yemen
B. Egypt
C. Syria
D. Palestine

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