The Darra Adam Khel Library, less than a year old and with more than 2,500 books, offers residents a respite from the arms bazaar that dominates local life.
Melissa ChenA story about Weapons of Mass Instruction, not Destruction, as agents of change:
A sprawling weapons bazaar dominates a town 5 miles west of Islamabad, Pakistan.
In its midst, a library that houses 2,500 books thrives.
The latest refugees from the kingdom fled to Tbilisi, Georgia, and spoke to Foreign Policy before seeking asylum in the West.
Melissa ChenTwo Saudi sisters, Maha and Wafa al-Subaie, orchestrated a convoluted scheme to flee their isolated hometown in western Saudi Arabia, landing in Turkey before crossing the border to seek the sweet embrace of freedom in Georgia.
Facebook and that island nation both insist that their censorship serves the safety of the public.
Melissa ChenOn my 2016 interview with @RubinReport, I talked about the early signs that the censorship I grew up with in Singapore was manifesting itself in the US, abetted by tech giants.
Today, Singapore is the @Facebook of countries. Take it from Kevin Williamson.
Critics who say bureaucracy and rote education stifle innovation are missing the biggest factor in the mainland’s favor: its huge market.
Melissa ChenScary if true:
China will rival the U.S. in High Tech. Critics who say bureaucracy and rote education stifle innovation are missing the biggest factor in the mainland’s favor: its huge market.