Map of the Sahel

This map is very disorienting. I’ve been looking at it, on and off, for the last 9 months, and it’s all the more relevant since the French military intervened in Mali and terrorists attacked a gas plant in Algeria last week. It takes a while to focus on the map without mentally zooming in onContinue reading “Map of the Sahel”

Big Continent

Later this month I start teaching my own class for the first time. It’ll be an undergraduate international affairs lecture course at USC. I’m looking for images to grab my students’ attention. The image below shows how big the African continent is. The map’s creator titled it “The True Size of Africa: A small contributionContinue reading “Big Continent”