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“We’re going to change the world”, claimed Facebook executive David Marcus last May when Facebook announced plans to launch its own cryptocurrency called “Libra.” Facebook announced that it aimed to embed Libra in Facebook’s platf...

Facebook’s crypto venture

“We’re going to change the world”, claimed Facebook executive David Marcus last May when Facebook announced plans to launch its own cryptocurrency called “Libra.” Facebook announced that it aimed to embed Libra in Facebook’s platf...

“There is no chance to ask for your rights. You just wake up, go to work, and when [your time’s up], go home.” This is the grim reality for hundreds of thousands of migrant workers in Qatar who labour in blazing heat that often climbs t...

Work in Progress: Qatar’s Labor Reforms

“There is no chance to ask for your rights. You just wake up, go to work, and when [your time’s up], go home.” This is the grim reality for hundreds of thousands of migrant workers in Qatar who labour in blazing heat that often climbs t...

“Students take the college of medicine to new heights,” reads a Michigan State University’s College of Medicine travel brochure, boasting an image of two white men in sunglasses, holding t-shirts of their medical school, atop Mount Kilimanjaro,...

Medical Volunteerism

“Students take the college of medicine to new heights,” reads a Michigan State University’s College of Medicine travel brochure, boasting an image of two white men in sunglasses, holding t-shirts of their medical school, atop Mount Kilimanjaro,...

In the past month, 75% of Iraq’s internet was turned off amid mass anti-corruption protests. In Bangladesh, Rohingya refugee camps are suffering from drastic restrictions in telecommunication capability and internet access, cutting off their abilit...

Online Democracy

In the past month, 75% of Iraq’s internet was turned off amid mass anti-corruption protests. In Bangladesh, Rohingya refugee camps are suffering from drastic restrictions in telecommunication capability and internet access, cutting off their abilit...

Protests, massive logging, and the threat of overfished waters all emerged as political and environmental consequences of a small change in foreign policy: In mid-September, two small Pacific island nations, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands, switched...

The Solomon Dilemma

Protests, massive logging, and the threat of overfished waters all emerged as political and environmental consequences of a small change in foreign policy: In mid-September, two small Pacific island nations, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands, switched...

Just a few months ago, Malaysia’s Port Klang was home to a wide array of trash from around the world. Inside the cargo containers that came to this seaside town lay waste as diverse as cables from the UK, milk cartons from Australia, compact discs ...

Why Southeast Asia Is Sending The West’s Trash Home

Just a few months ago, Malaysia’s Port Klang was home to a wide array of trash from around the world. Inside the cargo containers that came to this seaside town lay waste as diverse as cables from the UK, milk cartons from Australia, compact discs ...

Buying a pizza, sharing an Uber, or buying concert tickets–the pinnacle of the mundane for college students–all make use of an astounding technological advancement: mobile banking. Mobile banking is already growing at an increasing rate in de...

Mobile Banking: Doorway to Upward Mobility

Buying a pizza, sharing an Uber, or buying concert tickets–the pinnacle of the mundane for college students–all make use of an astounding technological advancement: mobile banking. Mobile banking is already growing at an increasing rate in de...

Last June, a vigilante mob of thirteen men in the Indian state of Jharkhand tied 24-year-old Muslim Tabrez Ansari, whom they accused of trying to steal a motorcycle, to a pole and beat him for a brutal eighteen hours. The attackers sought out retribu...

Vigilante Injustice

Last June, a vigilante mob of thirteen men in the Indian state of Jharkhand tied 24-year-old Muslim Tabrez Ansari, whom they accused of trying to steal a motorcycle, to a pole and beat him for a brutal eighteen hours. The attackers sought out retribu...

As a Chilean citizen, Jonathan Franklin has used Chile’s education vouchers to send his seven children to public and private schools of his choosing. His assessment? The voucher approach to schooling in Chile bears haunting resemblance to private p...

Be Careful What You Vouch For

As a Chilean citizen, Jonathan Franklin has used Chile’s education vouchers to send his seven children to public and private schools of his choosing. His assessment? The voucher approach to schooling in Chile bears haunting resemblance to private p...

Back in December, The Atlantic broke the story that the Trump administration was in talks with their Vietnamese counterparts to renegotiate a 2008 agreement to expand the number of Vietnamese American lawful permanent residents eligible for deportati...

Bad Refugees and Recalcitrant Countries

Back in December, The Atlantic broke the story that the Trump administration was in talks with their Vietnamese counterparts to renegotiate a 2008 agreement to expand the number of Vietnamese American lawful permanent residents eligible for deportati...