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INFRASTRUCTURE

High-Speed Rail Rivalry: Can China and Japan Drive Sustainability?

As Japan readies to host the leaders of G20 nations on June 28-29 in Osaka, it has signaled its resolve to tackle an aspect of…
ECONOMY

G20 Alert: The Trade War Gets Existential

It is no exaggeration to say that the escalation of the trade war has put the likelihood of a new global recession triggered by the…
SOCIAL MEDIA

Instagram and the Psychological Perils of Social Comparisons

Social media has the potential to make us feel worse about ourselves because we have a natural tendency to make social comparisons. So in order…
FINANCE

Stablecoins: The First Blockchain Consumer Product

With volatility often cited as one of the greatest barriers to cryptoasset adoption, stable-value coins pegged to common units of account such United States dollars…
INFRASTRUCTURE

How Social Enterprises Can Serve Asia’s Underserved

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by United Nations member states in 2015, seek to promote social and economic development while recognizing environmental limits. But…
FINANCE

Establishing an Asia-Pacific Cryptocurrency Hub

The initial coin offering (ICO) has become a viable if controversial means of raising capital and growing a user base for start-ups around the world.…
INCLUSIVENESS

DNA and the Globalization of Humanity

Regardless of how an individual racially or ethnically self-identifies, they will see a DNA test result showing multiple divisions in their bloodline, simplified by many…
INCLUSIVENESS

How to Regulate Internet Platforms Without Breaking Them

In July 2018, the European Commission imposed a fine of €4.34 billion on the U.S. internet company Google for breaching E.U. antitrust rules. Specifically, Google…
ENVIRONMENT

Renewable Energy in Southeast Asia: Debunking Popular Myths

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) distinguishes itself by being a laggard in terms of renewable energy deployment...
DEMOCRACY

Trolls for Sale in the World’s Social Media Capital

Following shocking revelations in the wake of the Brexit referendum and Donald Trump’s election, the terms “fake news factories” and “troll armies” entered the global…
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