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Taking Root

Though now one of the most arid regions in the world, the Middle East was once home to a lush environment. Sadly, the scattering of forests and natural vegetation that formerly defined the landscape have all but disappeared as a direct result of defo...

Taking Root

Though now one of the most arid regions in the world, the Middle East was once home to a lush environment. Sadly, the scattering of forests and natural vegetation that formerly defined the landscape have all but disappeared as a direct result of defo...

All Aboard The Future

Trains aren’t sexy. They’re those lumbering, screaming steel cages billowing smoke as they rumble slowly along to their destination. Or are they those fun little toys that five-year-old children play with on the kitchen floor? Either way, they ar...

All Aboard The Future

Trains aren’t sexy. They’re those lumbering, screaming steel cages billowing smoke as they rumble slowly along to their destination. Or are they those fun little toys that five-year-old children play with on the kitchen floor? Either way, they ar...

China’s Digital Future: Monopoly Capitalism?

In the last two years, the Shanghai and Beijing Municipal Governments have been on a steady mission to, ostensibly, formalize the economy. Government officials sweep district-by-district, stopping at small restaurants, home-based noodle joints, local...

China’s Digital Future: Monopoly Capitalism?

In the last two years, the Shanghai and Beijing Municipal Governments have been on a steady mission to, ostensibly, formalize the economy. Government officials sweep district-by-district, stopping at small restaurants, home-based noodle joints, local...

A New ‘Yellow Peril’

On August 15, 2018, the New Zealand parliament passed an unprecedented law barring most foreign buyers from purchasing homes, fulfilling the Labour government’s campaign promise to implement a foreign buyer ban. As citizens of the country with both...

A New ‘Yellow Peril’

On August 15, 2018, the New Zealand parliament passed an unprecedented law barring most foreign buyers from purchasing homes, fulfilling the Labour government’s campaign promise to implement a foreign buyer ban. As citizens of the country with both...

TAPI: Peace or Continued Power Struggles?

The Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India (TAPI) Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline, has been hailed as a “peace pipeline” with the potential to develop cooperation between regional rivals and strengthen economic development throughout the ...

TAPI: Peace or Continued Power Struggles?

The Turkmenistan–Afghanistan–Pakistan–India (TAPI) Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline, has been hailed as a “peace pipeline” with the potential to develop cooperation between regional rivals and strengthen economic development throughout the ...

Europe, China, and the Future of Data in America

China’s social credit policies have populated news headlines recently, and it’s easy to see why. The social credit score (SCS), which assigns users a three-digit score, seems to come directly from an episode of Black Mirror. Pulling together ream...

Europe, China, and the Future of Data in America

China’s social credit policies have populated news headlines recently, and it’s easy to see why. The social credit score (SCS), which assigns users a three-digit score, seems to come directly from an episode of Black Mirror. Pulling together ream...