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Amid Commerce and Conflict, Some Border Towns Endure

Amid Commerce and Conflict, Some Border Towns Endure

The market town of Torkham stands on the Old Silk Road, with one foot on either side of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. As Islamabad seeks to secure its frontier, Torkham illustrates the tension between trade and security in conflict-affected border towns.

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Protecting Domestic Workers with the Blockchain

Protecting Domestic Workers with the Blockchain

In Vietnam, rural women drawn to the booming cities for domestic work are often unprepared and undocumented. A technology that made its public debut with cryptocurrencies offers a solution.

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Amid Commerce and Conflict, Some Border Towns Endure

Amid Commerce and Conflict, Some Border Towns Endure

The market town of Torkham stands on the Old Silk Road, with one foot on either side of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. As Islamabad seeks to secure its frontier, Torkham illustrates the tension between trade and security in conflict-affected border towns.

read more
Protecting Domestic Workers with the Blockchain

Protecting Domestic Workers with the Blockchain

In Vietnam, rural women drawn to the booming cities for domestic work are often unprepared and undocumented. A technology that made its public debut with cryptocurrencies offers a solution.

read more