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Within You Without You: George Harrison and a Popular Dialogue among Civilizations

Hirad Abtahi | Posted 11.04.2015 | Arts
Hirad Abtahi

Mid-late 1960s: West goes East. While it was John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Canada that initiated Rock n' Roll Diplomacy, George Harrison was the first to apply that concept to music.

Why China's Belt and Road Plan Is the Best Way to Lift the Global Economy

He Yafei | Posted 10.21.2015 | World
He Yafei

BEIJING -- It is clear that China will be one of the major economic engines in the first half of 21st century with projected outward investments of 500 billion dollars and outbound tourists of over 500 million for the next five years. "Made in China," Chinese capital, China's market and Chinese consumers will be hallmarks in the new round of economic growth of the world.

Former Federal Agent Sentenced To 6 Years For Stealing Silk Road Bitcoins

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.20.2015 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- A former U.S. federal agent was sentenced to 78 months in prison on Monday for stealing bitcoins during the government's i...

The European Union And China On The New Silk Roads

David Gosset | Posted 10.16.2015 | World
David Gosset

The complex but irreversible integration of the European continent and the renaissance of the Chinese civilization arguably constitute the most significant factors of change of our time, the wise articulation of these two processes can only be mutually enriching and a source of growth and stability for our global village.

What Every Parent Should Know About the 'Dark Web'

Common Sense Media | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents
Common Sense Media

If your kid downloads Tor or knows other kids who are on it, it's important to talk about the implications. The Deep Web isn't a safe place to hang out.

What You Should Know About The 'Dark Web,' An Anonymous Haven For Hackers

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 08.20.2015 | Technology

ISIS uses it. The Ashley Madison hackers used it. But chances are, you're not so familiar with the so-called "dark web," a hidden network of websites...

China's New Silk Road Promises Prosperity Across Eurasia

Fu Ying | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
Fu Ying

SINGAPORE -- By developing more arteries for connectivity, we should be able to build new blood vessels of development for disadvantaged economies in Asia's hinterlands to create prosperity and opportunities and improve the competitiveness of the whole region.

China Muscles Way Into the Indian Ocean Through Its Silk Road Link With Pakistan

Dilip Hiro | Posted 07.31.2015 | World
Dilip Hiro

LONDON -- Twice in the fall of 2014, the Chinese attacked submarines docked at Sri Lanka's newly opened, $500 million Colombo South Container Terminal, built and majority-owned by the state-run China Merchant Holdings. This ran counter to the core of Xi's speech to the Indonesian parliament in October 2014 when he presented China's nationalist project as building a "maritime Silk Road" to increase trade and cultural exchanges in the sprawling region.

Here's an Idea - Don't Be a Jerk

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 07.27.2015 | Entertainment
Tiziana Dearing

People will validate all kinds of behavior with their attention, their "clicks," their dollars, and sometimes even their votes. That doesn't make said behavior OK. We each are supposed to have an internal moral compass.

Why Everybody Cares About the Blockchain

Techonomy | Posted 07.13.2015 | Technology

The blockchain is a key part of the system that underlies recordkeeping and transactions for Bitcoin, the virtual currency. But there are much bigger opportunities ahead for this decentralized recordkeeping system.

The New Silk Road: For the Riches or the Wretches?

Shohini Kundu | Posted 06.30.2015 | College
Shohini Kundu

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. -Sun Tzu When China announced its $46 billion investment to develop a "silk road" thr...

Will the 13th Century Pax Mongolica Return With China's New Silk Road?

Robert Skidelsky | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Robert Skidelsky

LONDON -- Eurasia is an idea whose time, it is said, has come around again. Recent historical research has rescued the old Silk Road from historical oblivion. The late American sociologist Janet Abu-Lughod identified eight overlapping "circuits of trade" between northwest Europe and China that, under the aegis of a Pax Mongolica, flourished between the 13th and 14th centuries.

China's New World Order: Sharing Global Prosperity Through Connectivity of the Silk Route Countries

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

In sharp contrast to the current hegemonic intrigue by the U.S./NATO in the Middle East/ Afghanistan and the Russian Federation militarism and conquest in Eastern Europe, China is offering to the world an alternative to wars. It is China's New World Order for global peace and prosperity.

Silk Road Founder Is A 'Political Prisoner,' Mother Lyn Ulbricht Says

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 06.02.2015 | Technology

In an interview with HuffPost Live Monday, the mother of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht called her son's life sentence "draconian." "I really hop...

Silk Road Creator Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison For Drug Plot

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2015 | Technology

The accused mastermind behind the underground website Silk Road was sentenced on Friday to life in prison.

Will Putting Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Behind Bars Accomplish Anything?

Stefanie Jones | Posted 05.28.2015 | Crime
Stefanie Jones

Friday, Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht will be sentenced. He faces the possibility of between 20 years to life behind bars because drugs were bought and sold on his website. But Silk Road's online marketplace actually reduced the harms of drugs in several key ways.

The Mysterious Disappearance of Satoshi Nakamoto, Founder & Creator of Bitcoin

Martin O’Leary | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology
Martin O’Leary

Just as a true artist lives by his or her art--creating and being remembered through a legacy of masterpieces--Nakamoto's anonymity perfectly mirrors the anonymity of his Bitcoin masterpiece.

Ryan J. Reilly

DEA, Secret Service Agents Accused Of Stealing Bitcoins During Silk Road Investigation | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two former federal law enforcement agents who investigated an online marketplace used to trade drugs have been arrested and charged with...

A 39 Hour Train Ride Through China

Matjaz Tancic | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Matjaz Tancic

Looking across this sea of anxious faces, it's easy to forget this is a holiday. Knotted brows frame weary eyes in a crowd as deep as a football field...

Sino-Italian Understanding Beyond the Passage of Time

David Gosset | Posted 04.24.2015 | World
David Gosset

6 years after Gaullist France's decision to recognize the People's Republic of China but 9 years before official ambassadors could organize the diplomatic exchanges between Beijing and Washington D.C., Italy and China opened, in 1970, a new chapter in the rich history of their interactions.

Bitcoin: Is it an Economic Equalizer or a Tool for Conflict and Crime?

Dr. Behzad Mohit | Posted 04.19.2015 | Technology
Dr. Behzad Mohit

The general acceptance of Bitcoin could have profound consequences, leading to a more egalitarian distribution of wealth and a more stable society. But in order for that to happen, there are two important things we must do.

Accused Silk Road Operator Ross Ulbricht Convicted On Drug Charges

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK, Feb 4 (Reuters) - The suspected operator of the underground website Silk Road was convicted on Wednesday on narcotics and other criminal cha...

Agent Says He Was Undercover Silk Road Employee To Its Creator

Reuters | Nate Raymond | Posted 01.14.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A federal agent told jurors on Wednesday he covertly became an employee of the website Silk Road, chatting with its opera...

Jury Selection Starts In Alleged 'Silk Road' Creator's Trial

Reuters | Nate Raymond | Posted 03.15.2015 | Technology

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jury selection began on Tuesday in the trial of the suspected operator of Silk Road, an online blac...

China's Grand Strategy: The New Silk Road

David Gosset | Posted 03.10.2015 | World
David Gosset

Far from being an empty rhetorical effect, Xi Jinping's New Silk Road will not only be one of the most discussed topics of 2015, but it will profoundly mark China's coming decade and reshape Eurasia.