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March 15, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa's Billionaires

Sub-Saharan Africa Has Fourteen Billionaires, eight of whom are in South Africa and seven of whom are white.

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April 12, 2018

United States
A Conversation With Disney CEO Robert A. Iger

HAASS: So let’s start actually with the 800-pound gorilla, which is the big thing, the acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Given what Blair said, given how stunningly well you’ve done, how well you’re d…

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May 11, 2011

Immigration and Migration
Can Business Change the Immigration Debate?

President Obama delivers remarks on immigration reform at Chamizal National Memorial Park in El Paso (Jim Young / Courtesy Reuters). Framed by sunny El Paso skies, President Obama put immigration ba…

President Obama delivers remarks on immigration reform at Chamizal National Memorial Park in El Paso (Jim Young / Courtesy Reuters).

July 28, 2011

United Kingdom
Britain’s Scandal, Private Media and Public Interest

Britain’s phone-hacking scandal is raising questions about the power and reach of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. For Columbia University’s Nicholas Lemann, the episode proves the value of expanding p…

July 31, 2014

Wars and Conflict
TWE Remembers: World War I Poetry

“I think that I shall never see / A poem as lovely as a tree.” Most Americans know the opening lines of the poem “Trees” by Joyce Kilmer. What they probably don’t know is that Kilmer was a war hero—t…

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October 28, 2013

United States
A Conversation with Ted Koppel

Ted Koppel reflects on his career and the changing nature of journalism and social media.

October 28, 2013

United States
HBO History Makers Series with Ted Koppel

Ted Koppel reflects on his career and the changing nature of journalism and social media.

February 4, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
South African Black Billionaire and the “Patriotic Bourgeoisie”

On January 30, 2013, Patrice Motsepe pledged to give half of the income generated by his family assets to charity. The ruling African National Congress (ANC) issued a press release congratulating Mot…

Patrice Motsepe, Executive Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals, South Africa, attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 30, 2009.

May 9, 2012

United States
A Primer on Military Force

As I’ve written previously, policymakers and pundits have some pretty silly proposals for the use of military force. Whether it’s President Clinton,“[It would] scare the shit out of al Qaeda if sudde…

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June 15, 2011

United States
A Conversation with Michael Bloomberg

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg highlights the role of immigrants for America's economic growth and the need for Washington to put aside partisan politics to pass immigration reforms needed to …