Jonathan Tepperman in The Walrus, "An Eye for Talent"

Eye for Talent

Jonathan Tepperman, the Canadian-born managing editor of Foreign Affairs magazine, has spent years travelling the world and studying the policies that have helped some countries succeed while others remain mired in poverty and rancour. In his acclaimed new book, The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline, Tepperman summarizes his findings,[…]

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[…]

Jonathan Tepperman writing on Brazil

Brazil’s Antipoverty Breakthrough: The Surprising Success of Bolsa Família

In recent years, as public anxiety over growing inequality has intensified, policymakers and academics have started scrambling for some increasingly extreme solutions. India, for example, has launched massive programs to provide the poor with food and jobs, and the French economist Thomas Piketty has famously proposed a redistributive global wealth tax. But there are big[…]