Countries

War-torn, impoverished and politically unstable, the least peaceful nation in the world can be found in Central Asia, according to a well-respected global study of how people feel about their own...
Douglas A. McIntyre
Even Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was out of breath about new of the Brexit: “We take note of the decision by the people of the United...
Douglas A. McIntyre
The United States spent $596 billion on its military last year, which is 2.4% of gross domestic product, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
Douglas A. McIntyre
Canada is America's favorite country, according to Gallup research, perhaps because the relationship between the two countries is so benign.
Douglas A. McIntyre
No country is free of corruption. It is a severe problem in more than two-thirds of countries globally, some of which are major global economic powers, according to Transparency International’s...
Thomas C. Frohlich, Samuel Stebbins, Evan Comen, Michael B. Sauter
Money, it does not seem, buy happiness, at least country by country. The advancement of a nation is often confused with economic growth. However, while economic strength is certainly a country’s...
Douglas A. McIntyre
The development of a nation is often conflated with economic growth. However, while economic strength is certainly a country’s means of development, is it what ultimately determines how developed...
Thomas C. Frohlich, Michael B. Sauter, 247evan, Sam Stebbins
The development of a nation is often conflated with economic growth. However, while economic strength is certainly a country’s means of development, is it what ultimately determines how developed...
Thomas C. Frohlich, Michael B. Sauter, Evan Comen, Samuel Stebbins
What does France look like economically. 24/7 turned to the CIA Facebook, The World Bank, and IMF for answers France is the world’s six largest economy in the world based on 2014 data from The...
Douglas A. McIntyre
Globally, health care spending has increased dramatically since 1980. However, while health care spending increased faster than the economic growth in the late 1990s and early 2000s, it slowed with...
Sam Stebbins, Thomas C. Frohlich
Source: thinkstockThe global population is aging rapidly. Today, there are roughly 868 million people who are at least 60 years old globally, or about 12% of the world’s population. By 2050, more...
247evan
Source: thinkstock.comFor the first time in history, most people in the world can expect to live past 60 years old. Life expectancy is rising around the globe, and many countries are bracing for...
Thomas C. Frohlich, Michael B. Sauter, Sam Stebbins, 247evan
Source: ThinkstockBy the end of 2014, 59.5 million individuals had been displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, violence, conflict, or human rights violations — the most in recent history....
Alexander Kent
Source: thinkstock.comPuerto Rico defaulted on its $58 million debt repayment this week for the first time in its history. With its failure to repay creditors, the commonwealth joins the ranks of...
Thomas C. Frohlich, Alexander Kent, Sam Stebbins
 Denmark’s residents are the most satisfied with their lives, according to the Better Life Index released Monday. According to the study, published annually by the Organization for Economic...
Alexander Kent