Geopolitics: How Maps Help Us Understand History, Predict the Future, and Go Beyond Politics
Opinion

Geopolitics: How Maps Help Us Understand History, Predict the Future, and Go Beyond Politics

“It is not often that nations learn from the past, even rarer that they draw the correct conclusions from it.”  Henry Kissinger American students are notoriously bad at geography, and have been for some time. In 2002, for instance – the year after the 9/11 attacks – only 17% of American students could find Afghanistan…

Ottoman and Arab Maps of Palestine, 1880s-1910s
History

Ottoman and Arab Maps of Palestine, 1880s-1910s

Academics have long concerned themselves with maps of Palestine. But almost all of the published literature on Palestine maps– including the publication of the maps themselves – has dealt with those maps published in Europe by Europeans. But what about the Ottoman administrators who ruled over Palestine, and those (primarily Arabic speakers) that lived in…

Middle East

Google Ignites International Outrage After Wiping Palestine Off the Map, Replacing it with Israel

August 8, 2016 Jay Syrmopoulos  Palestine – Internet giant Google has come under fire from around the world this week, after removing the name Palestine from Google Maps and replacing it with Israel. Interestingly, international mainstream corporate media has completely blacked out any coverage of the incident or the global outrage it has sparked. Google…