Category Archives: EP Special

A look at Japan’s evolving intelligence efforts

>>New book examines the past and future of Japanese intelligence services in a rapidly shifting world By Peter Dizikes Once upon a time — from the 1600s through the 1800s — Japan had a spy corps so famous we know their name today: the ninjas,

The permanent struggle for liberty

>>Daron Acemoglu’s new book examines the battle between state and society, which occasionally produces liberal-democratic freedom By Peter Dizikes Where do democratic states with substantial personal liberty come from? Over the years, many grand theories have emphasized one specific factor or another, including culture, climate,

MIT report examines how to make technology work for society

>>Task force calls for bold public and private action to harness technology for shared prosperity By Peter Dizikes Automation is not likely to eliminate millions of jobs any time soon — but the U.S. still needs vastly improved policies if Americans are to build better

Two studies reveal benefits of mindfulness for middle school students

>>Focusing awareness on the present moment can enhance academic performance and lower stress levels By Anne Trafton Two new studies from MIT suggest that mindfulness — the practice of focusing one’s awareness on the present moment — can enhance academic performance and mental health in

Does cable news shape your views?

>>MIT study finds partisan news coverage has a bigger impact on viewers without strong media preferences By Peter Dizikes It’s a classic question in contemporary politics: Does partisan news media coverage shape people’s ideologies? Or do people decide to consume political media that is already

Examining the Singapore Education Industry

Source The educational system in Singapore brings to the fore awesome opportunities for its students, offering various choices in preschool, primary, secondary, and post-secondary education. Even if your children attend private schools, it is worth taking a closer look at the public educational system in