Want to Understand Global Politics? Look at a Map!

I happened upon this site while researching the situation in Syria in 2012/2013.

The Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG)

This article in particular provides the best overview of US military presence worldwide:

The Worldwide Network of US Military Bases

From their “About” page:

The Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG) is an independent research and media organization based in Montreal.

Since September 2001, we have established an extensive archive of news articles, in-depth reports and analysis on issues which are barely covered by the mainstream media.

This is an important website for analysis of current events.