The Globalist

Iran Protests: The “Military Economy” Dimension

A big share of Iran’s economy is owned by the business wings of the armed forces.

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Iran Protests: Frustrating Budget Changes

Cuts and hikes in all the wrong places?

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Iran Protests: The Oil and Gas Dimension

Iranians have long taken national pride in their natural resource wealth. But ordinary people aren’t seeing the benefits.

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Iran Protests: The Inflation Dimension

Once again, sharply rising food prices contribute to turmoil.

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Iran Protests: Urbanization as a Factor

Most Iranians live in cities. Protests are no longer confined to Tehran and other big cities, as the move to small cities is changing the landscape of protests.

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Iran Protests: The Young and the Jobless

Iran’s economy continues to struggle with not finding enough jobs for its young.

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Countries with 50 Million Native Speakers Each

More than 20 languages are spoken as a first language by 50 million or more people.

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The Most Widely Spoken Language

Which language has entered common usage in the greatest number of countries?

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Over 400 Languages: India and the United States

The world’s second- and third-most populous countries share a linguistic diversity.

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One Country, More than 800 Languages

What are the three most linguistically-diverse countries today?

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