The Syrian Catastrophe, Explained in 3 Minutes

The Syrian civil war started in 2011 on the heels of the Arab Spring. It has seen the creation of the Islamic State, half of the country’s residence displaced from their homes, and outside forces getting involved. This QuickTake on the state of Syria looks at how the war unfolded, the players involved, and where the conflict is headed.…

How Turkey Became a Nation Divided

A botched coup in July resulted in over 250 deaths as Turkey’s military attempted to overthrow its president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He’s a divisive figure in a country that is politically and geographically torn between East and West. Bloomberg QuickTake explains what this means for the people of Turkey and the nation itself on the international stage.…

The Brexit Debate Explained in 2 Minutes

Should we stay or should we go? That is what the Brits will have to decide this summer in a referendum that will determine if the United Kingdom remains part of the European Union or cuts economic ties. Bloomberg Quicktakes explains the reasons for, against and consequences of a ‘Brexit.’…