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ur World in Data

is an online publi-

cation that shows how

living conditions are

changing worldwide.

The aim of the cre-

ators is to give a global

overview of how the

world is changing over

the long term, showing

where changes are

coming from, the current status and

trends looking ahead.

OWID provides the data they

gather in two forms—charts and

maps, and academic research on

global development. The publica-

tion is produced by the University

of Oxford and covers many topics

across a broad range of disciplines

including trends in health, violence,

culture, education and climate

change, to name a few.

Covering all of these aspects

of human civilization in one place

underlines the interlinkages among

the long-term trends that are


The data used on OWID comes

from three sources—specialized

institutes, published research articles

and international institutions or

agencies, such as theWorld Bank and

the United Nations.

The entire publication is avail-

able for free and all data published

on the website is available for

download and use.


increased advertising in veteran circles

and Native American/Native Alaskan com-

munities, as well as better understanding

of what constitutes a true Native Indian.

Despite historically low numbers,

there are Native Americans and Native

Alaskans currently serving and those who

have served in the past. AFSA wishes to

honor their legacy and commitment to

the Foreign Service.

—Rebecca Yim, Executive Intern

Think-Tank Thoughts for

the New Administration


or this issue of the


, we invited

members of the Foreign Service

(active-duty and retired) to offer advice

to the new administration on the role

of diplomacy and the Foreign Service.

But there is a wealth of foreign policy

advice being offered by think tanks and

other organizations during this transi-

tion season. Here is a selection of such

recommendations to the new president

and his staff.


Center for Strategic and Interna-

tional Studies

published a commentary

on President-elect Trump’s security policy

needs and recommendations for building

his administration. CSIS sees the national

security portion of the FY2018 budget,

problems in the Afghan war, key decisions

on U.S. involvement in Syria and Iraq, and

a commitment to dealing with the Iranian

threat as the top priorities.


Atlantic Council created