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What does the JNU Crisis say about India?

Manishankar Prasad argues that the recent disturbances on Indian university campuses, and the use of sedition laws against student leaders, highlight the growing culture war taking place between the Indian left and the Hindu right.

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Apple, Surveillence Technology, and the Police State

Jon Kofas argues that Apple’s rejection of a court order to provide a code to unlock its phones is a cynical ploy to maintain its technological secrets and market share. It is not about privacy. Apple is well-known for its data mining and has been working with governments to intercept private communications for a long time, but this is the first time that the government’s request will potentially affect Apple’s market share.

Japan, China, and the Future of Capitalism

Dr. Simon Leitch argues that Japan is once again in recession, and policymakers are aware that one of the fundamental problems facing the Japanese economy is demographic. On that front, Japan is not alone. In fact, the economic consequences of demographics is one of the most important issues of our time, yet the choices handed to us by policymakers and economists have traditionally been reduced to a terrible binary – countries must either infinitely grow their populations or face recession.