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TRADE

Personal Business: Why Nigerian Traders Travel to China

Mr. and Mrs. Alhaji (names have been changed) are the owners of a successful textile wholesaling firm in Lagos, Nigeria. They import from a variety…
ENVIRONMENT

A Fair Society or a Fare Society?

The current linear economic model—also known as “take, make, and dispose”—is often criticized for the high pressure it puts on the environment, leading to pollution…
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…
CITIES

The Science and Sensibilities of Smart Cities

As the science around smart cities becomes ever more sophisticated, the sensibilities of their inhabitants may yet be increasingly offended...
SECURITY

Undersea Cables Are a Vital Link to Cyberspace Stability

On July 27, 2018, the Japanese government updated its cybersecurity strategy, calling for the strengthening of infrastructural protection, including that of international undersea cables. Given…
DEMOCRACY

Trust in Ratings: China’s Social Credit System

China is looking to restore “trust” and “sincerity” in society by making a digital “social credit system.” In this kaleidoscopic system of ratings and blacklists,…
INDUSTRY

China and the Building of Africa’s Information Societies

Huawei, China’s leading telecom equipment company, recently announced its intention to begin operations on a new submarine telecom system connecting Asia and Africa. The project,…
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Towards One Global Privacy Law

The move towards one global privacy law is not a matter of “if,” but “when.” Business is increasingly conducted online and over transnational cloud computing…
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