Australia's former prime minister on tensions in the Pacific, China's leadership, and the language of diplomacy.
The spy chief who nailed Osama bin Laden reflects on Syria, Iran, and the most dysfunctional U.S. Congress in recent memory.
The entrepreneur and technology theorist weighs in on drones, surveillance, and what's coming next.
Nigeria's finance minister on resource curses, African growth, and why America shouldn't be so smug about corruption.
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The "Black Swan" theorist reflects on the most stable country in human history and the folly of the European Union.
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Turkey can be a democratic model for the Middle East, its president says.
The Middle East's real problem is poverty, not politics, says Israel's president.
"Seattle has Bill," Thomas Friedman once wrote. "Bangalore has Nandan." The co-founder of Infosys -- the Indian company that made "outsourcing" a household word -- famously gave Friedman the central conceit for The World Is Flat when he said that global commerce's "playing field is being leveled" by communications technology. Now tasked with providing digital IDs to 1.2 billion Indians, Nandan Nilekani is trying to finish the job he started in the private sector: bringing a country that never entirely left the 19th century all the way into the 21st.
A decade and five books later, the world's most famous investigative journalist has told us more about what happened behind closed doors in Washington's global war on terror than anyone. So how does he think it will be remembered?