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April 4, 2013

China
Big Data: An Interview with Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schonberger

Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, authors of the new book Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, published last month, answered several questions on big d…

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think (Courtesy Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin)

April 11, 2023

Nigeria
“A Religious War”

Nigeria’s close-run presidential election was not about religion, until it was.

A pastor dressed in white stands before a congregation, some of whom are laying on the ground in prayer.

March 21, 2023

China
The PBoC Props Up China’s Housing Market

The PBoC has fine-tuned its mortgage rates policy to stabilize housing prices, but not without unintended consequences.

A pedestrian walks past an Evergrande residential development in Hong Kong, China, November 27, 2021. (Lam Yik/REUTERS)

January 13, 2021

Trade
New Cyber Brief: Transatlantic Data Transfers: The Slow-Motion Crisis

U.S. surveillance activities have alarmed European partners, throwing the future of transatlantic digital trade into question. The United States should embrace collaboration and protections for perso…

Cables run into the back of a server unit inside the data center.

June 10, 2022

Global
The World Next Week: What to Read and Listen to This Summer

The annual summer entertainment recommendations from The World Next Week podcast.

Three books next to each other on a light blue background. From left to right: Putin's People, by Catherine Belton; Say Nothing, by Patrick Radden Keefe; and The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy, by Michael Mandelbaum.