More Than 100 Years of History Has Seen Little Change in the Shifting Sands of the Mideast: 6 MAPS

It’s nearly impossible to grasp the magnitude of the mess in the Mideast without looking back into history at least 100 years. I found this excellent article on the Australian website http://www.smh.com.au/ and thought it would make a good post for American InfoMaps. Borders have been contested, dissolved, re-drawn, fought over, and re-drawn again in…

New Maps of Iraq Emerge: Maps Showing ISIS Gains in Iraq Don’t Always Agree with One Another

Maps depend on accurate data. And data which changes every 12 hours can be a problem for map makers. The following maps, which have been gleaned from diverse sources over the past few days, seem to show discrepancies in the amount of territory now claimed by the Sunni terror group ISIS, which is understandable. New…