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Lily Hay Newman June 23, 2017
Phishing schemes tempt users into clicking on problem websites or hand over passwords, and the setups are increasingly sophisticated and customized, designed to appear to come from friends, banks and other legitimate sources that might interest a particular user. Internet users can protect themselves by pausing before clicking, and companies like Google also set up war rooms to provide early...
Dante Disparte June 21, 2017
Climate change is already contributing to economic consequences, and policies that prevent flooding, drought, rising temperatures and other risks offer economic opportunity, argues Dante Disparte for Harvard Business Review. He adds that more than $2 trillion in economic output could be at risk over the next decade. “Military leaders in both the [United States and the United Kingdom] have argued...
Jane McAdam June 15, 2017
The UN Refugee Convention, drafted after World War II, strives to balance the needs of refugees and governments, but cannot help every displaced person. The world has seen great advances in communications, transportation and security, but a substantially larger global population, increasing inequality, terrorism and environmental degradation are challenges that leave critics claiming the treaty...
June 14, 2017
Bitcoin is a digital currency with algorithms used for ownership and trades. Security depends on the secrecy of those algorithms. A purchase of $100 worth of bitcoin in July 2010 would be worth about $4.6 million today. Overall market value of such currencies is about $80 billion. An article from the Economist questions bitcoin’s sustainability and whether the currency is more like gold or 17th...
June 12, 2017
Chinese restaurants can be found around the globe, and the cuisine has inspired dishes like General Tsao’s chicken. “The U.S. alone has around 40,000 Chinese restaurants, even more than the sum of McDonald's outlets and KFCs,” notes People’s Daily Online. “Now, business in China has become a main source of profit for KFC, which has started selling soy bean milk, Chinese-style breakfast...
Dan Hannan June 12, 2017
Globalization delivers both comfort and pain – represented by a delicious cup of coffee anytime or anywhere in the world or job losses and shuttered factories due to foreign competition. Dan Hannan, capturing themes covered by YaleGlobal Online since 2002, describes how globalization has become a divisive election issue in many countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, France and...
Hervé Machenaud June 7, 2017
Representatives of about 100 nations participated in China’s New Silk Road Forum in May. Some in the West express concerns about the Silk Road initiative and the companion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. China has invested in developing its own infrastructure and now hopes to do the same for developing nations while increasing its own expertise spreading good will. The projects have...

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