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Who made us feel that the world is not safe？
Over the past few years, terrorist attacks have increased again and again, causing the world to be in a chaotic situation and the security situation is troublesome. As we all know, terrorist...
The news is a major part of how many people obtain information every day. While it provides a vital function to keep people informed about the important issues, we don't often consciously consider...
This survey is an estimate of the political balance of power at the time of the survey, not a prediction of the outcome of the upcoming elections. The reliability of a survey depends on its...
How Donald Trump's Web of LLCs Obscures his Business Interests
President-elect Donald Trump owns a helicopter in Scotland. To be more precise, he has a revocable trust that owns 99% of a Delaware limited liability company that owns 99% of another Delaware...
A snapshot of the jobs malaise
This animated chart tracks the U.S. economy sector by sector, and follows employment and wages since 2006, just before the crash. The circles indicate industries, sized by their average number of...
What does it look like when Obamacare explodes?
Obamacare’s insurance marketplaces are in a precarious position. Aetna quit the Obamacare marketplaces last week, leaving Nebraska and Delaware. In Iowa, a smaller plan called Medica has...
Bloomberg Brexit Barometer
Can a metaphor with animated weather icons track the economic well-being of the United Kingdom and show the impact of Brexit over time? Here is our attempt at adding a little levity to an important...
Mapping the flow of International Trade
According the UN’s Comtrade database, the global market for imported goods totaled $15.6 trillion in 2015. This map shows where those goods came from and where they went, each dot representing $1...
Instead of Brexit
The Brexit divorce bill is estimated to be £66 billion. Instead, let’s buy every working person in the UK a burrito for lunch every day for a year.
This infographic shows the economic data of Greece, from agriculture products to urban population.
Rent or Buy in New York?
If New York home sellers had big dreams when they listed their properties, now they’re adjusting to reality.
How three recent launches signalled new leaps in North Korea's missile capabilities
It wasn’t a big surprise, but it was a big deal — so much so that North Korea issued commemorative stamps. Two successful missile launches in July almost certainly proved that the country had...
UK Government Incomes
Where does the UK government get its money? How much does it then spend? And on what? Here you can review spending in your abstract metric of choice: billions, percentage of budget, or amount...
A month of breaking news alerts, visualized
But there’s another factor that probably plays into how deluged we seem to be with news: Every time something happens, major or minor, our phones vibrate with an update — often from multiple...
40 years of banking regulation: The words written to prevent the next financial crisis
After the world-wide financial crisis 2008, banking regulation almost doubled: This collection of texts now contains over two million words on thousands of pages. Its purpose is to prevent states –...
How America’s Thinking Changed Under Obama
Public opinion on 32 big issues over the past eight years
Trumped: Analyzing 100 Days of Tweets
When Donald Trump took office on January 20th, 2017, he was already known for his tweeting — Slate even called him the best. Known for his strong interjections and his 140-character feuds with...
The Export Potential Tool is a project by the UN/WTO’s International Trade Centre to help small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries to find products, markets and suppliers with...
What if: The EU had presidential elections like the USA?
There are two phenomena which converged towards the writing of this blogpost. First of, the recent US elections have put into question, yet again, the voting system used in electing the US...
Tongues of Fire
Tongues of Fire is a series of Data Visualizations with the objective of representing the variations and discrepancies in words used by corporate news media. The data itself is comprised of the...
The Perfect Presidential Stump Speech
For this thought experiment, we asked one former Republican speech writer and one Democratic speechwriter to team up and compose a bipartisan presidential stump speech that panders to the largest...
How States Have Voted in US Presidential Elections
This is a piece I made before the 2016 election to explore how US states have voted in the past 13 presidential elections. The visualization shows what party won the state's electoral votes and the...
One Angry Bird
The inaugural address contains the first words uttered by a new president. It is an untarnished moment during which the American leader can set the presidential tone, inspire a country, put an...
Europeans greatly overestimate Muslim population, poll shows
Members of the public in European states including France, Belgium, Germany and the UK greatly overestimate their country’s Muslim population and the rate at which it is growing.
The Saudi Dynasty
Infographic showing the order of succession in the royal family of Saudi Arabia since Ibn Saud, founder of the country in 1932. The complexity of the royal family of Saudi Arabia was a challenge....
The fate of the Caliphate
This is the animated story of the rise, and the eventual fall of the self-proclaimed IS caliphate. The video was produced by the largest news organisation in the Netherlands, NOS. It came about...
Who's Banking on the Dakota Access Pipeline?
The Standing Rock Sioux are inspiring the world with their resistance against the pipeline. But it’s not just Big Oil and Gas that they’re opposing.
It wasn’t always the East – where Germany votes for the far-right
The German federal election takes place this September. For the first time since the 1950s, a party to the right of the CDU/CSU is on track to enter the German parliament: the right-wing populist...
With His Family’s Fortune at Stake, President Kabila Digs In
Joseph Kabila and his relatives have built a network of businesses that reaches into every corner of Congo’s economy. Is that why he won’t step down?
Eight years. 533 campaign promises. Tracking the record of President Barack Obama.