The ARTICLES collected here are designed to answer the following questions:

ONE: What are the current political and economic conditions in every major region? (US, Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia) As these conditions are tracked on this site in the short term, do obvious trends appear? Are there lessons to be learned?

TWO: What are the current and long-term trends in business and commerce? Can we extrapolate these trends into the near future?

THREE: What impacts will new technologies have on our lives? What predictions can we make as these technologies become fully adopted?

FOUR: What are the landmark papers in the social sciences that are connected to the AP HG curriculum? Can the principles outlined in these papers be used to predict conditions in the near future?