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The Myth of Chaebol Exceptionalism

Everyone wants to blame South Korea’s incestuous business culture for the recent failures of its massive conglomerates. But that’s not the reason they’re in a funk.

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IKEA to Elderly Chinese Singles: Get a Room

IKEA in Shanghai is tired of having elderly Chinese come to the store for blind dates.

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Japan’s Summer of Women

Three women have recently risen to high political positions in Japan’s famously closed society, but is the country really ready to embrace openness and inclusion?

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Life in Apple’s Ireland

The strange nature of living in a tax haven, where 26 percent GDP growth is accompanied by austerity and a homelessness crisis.

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Can China Buy Its Way Into Becoming the World’s Next Soccer Powerhouse?

Breaking transfer records is one thing. Fielding a quality team is another.

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But Will It Scale in Kabul?

As troops draw down in Afghanistan, a handful of ambitious U.S. veterans are launching start-ups in the country where they once went to war.

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Decoder: North Korea’s Maritime Industry

How U.N. sanctions targeting the Hermit Kingdom's shipping business awaken Pyongyang’s creative spirit.

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The Blood Rubies of Montepuez

Some 40 percent of the world’s rubies lie in one mining concession in Mozambique, where a troubling pattern of violence and death contradicts the claim of “responsibly sourced.”

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The Asteroid Miner’s Guide to the Galaxy

U.S. companies are preparing to tap the solar system’s riches. But will they share the trillion-dollar deep-space market with hungry foreign competitors?

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