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From Hispanic ‘Baby Boom’ to ‘Baby Bust’?

A major demographic shift is underway in the U.S. Hispanic community. This could well reshape future U.S. population growth. Is this permanent or temporary?

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Migrants, Mexico and the Job Market

Hispanic unemployment and illegal immigration levels from Mexico are both relatively low at the start of the Trump Administration.

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Deadly Farming: Afghanistan’s Opium Acres

The area under cultivation is approaching the size of the smallest U.S. state.

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Afghanistan’s Opium: No End in Sight

Despite U.S. elimination efforts since the 2001 invasion, production of the drug crop is much higher.

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The Taliban’s Cash Crop

Opium is an ever-larger source of funds and legitimacy for the once anti-drug Afghan insurgency.

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Trouble in Northwestern Iran

Kurdish separatists have once again revived armed struggle in Iran too. Who are they?

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Kurds in Iraq

In today’s Iraq, when one faction rolls in, another rolls out.

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Germany’s Kurds

How Kurdish people became a significant minority in Germany.

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Syria and the Kurdish West

Who are the Syrian Kurds?

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Kenya’s Challenges

The meteoric growth of Kenya’s population raises development and stability questions.

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