Looking at issues including terrorism, corruption, economic and political stagnation, and immigration, Tepperman, who also writes regularly for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and other publications, reports on recent government initiatives in nations from Canada to Brazil to Indonesia where innovative leaders are working creatively to change old policies and envision[…]
Jonathan Tepperman, managing editor of Foreign Affairs and the author of The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline (Tim Duggan Books, 2016), shares success stories of countries dealing with hard-to-solve issues despite all of the crises around the world.
Ever since the start of this bizarre presidential campaign, Donald Trump has ensured that most discussions of immigration focus on Mexico and Mexicans. But his noxious rhetoric has obscured the fact that illegal border crossings are just part of the problem. The U.S. system for legal immigration also badly needs reform—and here the answers lie[…]
Tzipi Livni has been called the most powerful woman in Israel since Golda Meir. Born to a prominent right-wing family, Livni spent several years working for the Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence service, before entering politics. In the decades since, she has held eight different cabinet posts—including minister of justice and minister of foreign affairs—and undergone[…]
Ayelet Shaked is a relative newcomer to Israeli politics. Shaked, 40, served as Benjamin Netanyahu’s office manager before breaking with the prime minister and joining Naftali Bennett’s Jewish Home party in 2012 and then winning election to the Knesset in 2013. Following the 2015 election, Shaked was named Israel’s minister of justice. Since then, she[…]
The civil war in Syria will soon enter its fifth year, with no end in sight. On January 20, Foreign Affairs managing editor Jonathan Tepperman met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus to discuss the conflict in an exclusive interview. Read the full interview here.
On March 5, Hugo Chávez’s extraordinary good luck ran out at last. After decades of evading an endless string of opponents — from personal poverty to the United States government — Venezuela’s democratically elected strongman finally succumbed to the one enemy he couldn’t defeat. Even his ending was vintage Chávez. The perpetual showman spent the[…]