A Better Stab at Estimating How Many Died in the Iraq War
A new study rising from the ashes of a flawed old one estimates a half million Iraqis died as a result of the U.S.-led invasion and occupation.
How Do We Know the Death Toll in Syria Is Accurate?
The count of the dead in Syria and other global trouble spots matters a great deal, and so does the provenance of the numbers presented. Here's one exhaustive effort to get them right.