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

Eye for Talent

The Walrus,
October 18, 2016
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,...
How Canada Got Immigration Right by Jonathan Tepperman

How Canada Got Immigration Right

Wall Street Journal,
September 16, 2016
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...
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How to Survive Slow Growth: What’s Inside

Foreign Affairs,
March 1, 2016
The first decade of the twenty-first century was a time of unprecedented economic growth. The rich world got richer, and the developing world raced ahead: by 2007, the emerging-market growth rate had hit 8.7 percent, and economists began to speak of “convergence,” when the impoverished “rest” would finally catch up to the West. Then came...
Jonathan Tepperman writing on Brazil

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

Foreign Affairs,
January 1, 2016
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...
A Hard Education by Gideon Rose and Jonathan Rose

A Hard Education: Learning from Afghanistan and Iraq

Foreign Affairs,
November 1, 2014
After 13 years of war, the loss of many thousands of lives, and the expenditure of trillions of dollars, what has the United States learned? The answer depends on not only who is asking but when. The story of the Iraq war would have different endings, and morals, if told in 2003, 2006, 2011, or...
Dysfunction Junction by Jonathan Tepperman

Dysfunction Junction: Trouble on the Homefront

Foreign Affairs,
September 1, 2014
American politics today are marked by dysfunction, discontent, and ideological churn on both sides of the aisle. Since the distraction and paralysis of the world’s hegemon has such obvious global significance, we decided to turn our focus inward, exploring the sources and contours of the American malaise. Francis Fukuyama kicks off our special package with...

Power to the People: What Will Fuel the Future?

Foreign Affairs,
May 1, 2014
When we started putting together a package on the rap­idly evolving future of energy, our first thought was to survey exciting innovations across the sector. But the closer we looked, the more we realized that one big thing — shale — loomed above the rest. So we decided the occasion called for hedgehogs rather than...
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The Shape of Things to Come: Hot Markets to Watch

Foreign Affairs,
January 1, 2014
The idea that we live in an increasingly interconnected and turbulent world is something of a cliché — yet true and important nevertheless. Decisions made by the U.S. Federal Reserve affect the purchasing power of villagers in southern Thailand; consumer demand in Europe and North America affects the output of factory workers in eastern China,...

Barak’s Last Battle

Foreign Affairs,
January 1, 2013
Ehud Barak is one of Israel’s most important leaders — and also one of its most enigmatic and controversial. As defense minister in the current government, Barak prosecuted the November Gaza campaign, handles the Palestinian brief, and, along with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, gets the last word on whether to attack Iran — Israel’s most...

Truth and Consequences

Foreign Affairs,
March/ April 2002
A BRIEF HISTORY OF TRUTH Since September 11, most talk about international justice has focused on what to do with Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda terrorists, if and when they are caught. The debate over military tribunals, international trials, and similar concerns arising from the Afghanistan campaign, however, has obscured what is perhaps...