Jonathan Tepperman at Politics and Prose

Jonathan Tepperman at Politics & Prose

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[…]

Anger and Hope: A Conversation With Tzipi Livni by Jonathan Tepperman

Anger and Hope: A Conversation With Tzipi Livni

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[…]

Death of a Strongman: ‘Comandante: Hugo Chávez’s Venezuela’

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[…]