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Missing Links: Columns on the Surprises of Globalization By Moiss Nam, Editor and Publisher of Foreign Policy Other FP Articles by Moiss Nam Additional Publications by Moiss Nam Missing Links: Wasted May/June 2009 The American prohibition on thinking smart in the drug war. Missing Links: An Intellectual Bailout January/February 2009 We must add another profession ...

Missing Links: Columns on the Surprises of Globalization
By Moiss Nam, Editor and Publisher of Foreign Policy

Missing Links: Columns on the Surprises of Globalization
By Moiss Nam, Editor and Publisher of Foreign Policy

Other FP Articles by Moiss Nam Additional Publications by Moiss Nam

Missing Links: Wasted

May/June 2009 The American prohibition on thinking smart in the drug war.

Missing Links: An Intellectual Bailout

January/February 2009 We must add another profession to the list of those in need of rescuingeconomics itself.

Missing Links: After the Fall

November/December 2008 What the lessons of 9/11 could teach the world about the financial crisis.

Missing Links: The Hypocrisy Audit

September/October 2008 Double standards have always been a part of U.S. foreign policy. Its time to figure out how many should no longer be tolerated.

The Global Food Fight

July/August 2008

There are many culprits we can blame for higher food prices.

The Coming Euroinvasion

May/June 2008

First they came for the iPods. Then the Europeans snatched up condos in Manhattan. Now theyre coming for the companies.

Can the World Afford A Middle Class?

March/April 2008

Yes, but it will be awfully expensive.

Hungry for America

January/February 2008

After seven long years, the world is readyand waitingfor the return of the United States.

The Battle of Beijing

November/December 2007

What happens when an authoritarian government and thousands of activists go head-to-head at the Olympics? China is about to find out.

The Free-Trade Paradox

September/October 2007 Why is trade booming while trade talks are crashing?

The Hidden Pandemic

July/August 2007 How crime is quietly becoming a global killer.

What Is a Gongo?

May/June 2007 How government-sponsored groups masquerade as civil society.

Rogue Aid

March/April 2007 Whats wrong with the foreign aid programs of China, Venezuela, and Saudi Arabia? They are enormously generous. And they are toxic.

The YouTube Effect

January/February 2007 How a technology for teenagers became a force for political and economic change. Megaplayers Vs. Micropowers July/August 2006 Rising instability is good news for the little guyand bad news for everyone else.
Our Inequality Anxiety May/June 2006 Economic disparities have not changed. Our tolerance for them has.
Economist Class March/April 2006 Economists must stop boasting about their superiority and start taking some risks.
The Most Dangerous Deficit January/February 2006 Why the supply and demand for global public goods could kill you. Its the Illicit Economy, Stupid November/December 2005 How Big Business taught criminals to go global. Dangerously Unique September/October 2005 Why our definition of normalcy can be costly for everyone else. The Bad Boys of Global Politics July/August 2005 John Bolton and Robert Mugabe might be the two best things to ever happen to the United Nations. Arabs in Foreign Lands May/June 2005 What the success of Arab Americans tells us about Europe, the Middle East, and the power of culture. Bad Medicine March/April 2005 The war on corruption is leaving the world worse than we found it. Three Wise Men January/February 2005 What China’s leaders can learn from Confucius, Mao, and Stanley Fischer. Devour and Conquer November/December 2004 How the White House got its termite problem. Casualties of War September/October 2004 The ideas that died in Iraq. Bush’s Willing Enablers July/August 2004 Who outside the administration of President George W. Bush deserves blame for the turmoil in Iraq? The list is long. Meet George W. Kerry May/June 2004 Senator John Kerry’s foreign policy will emulate President George W. Bush’sand vice versa. From Normalcy to Lunacy March/April 2004 New Latin American political groups are embracing the politics of rage, race, and revenge Russia’s Oily Future January/Febuary 2004 Overcoming geology, not ideology, will prove Moscow’s greatest challenge. An Indigenous World November/December 2003 How native peoples can turn globalization to their advantage. Berlusconi Goes to China September/October 2003 How Italy’s prime minister can remake his imageand revolutionize Italian industries in the process

Cheap Dollar Diplomacy July/August 2003 Worries about U.S.-European estrangement overlook the real threat: the falling value of the U.S. dollar.

The Perils of Lite Anti-Americanism

May/June 2003 Why knee-jerk criticism of the United States carries dangerous hidden costs.

A Venezuelan Paradox March/April 2003 How Latin America’s sole remaining dictator outsmarted the world’s sole remaining superpower.

Saving Latin America November/December 2002 President Bush has a chance to make hemispheric history. And if he doesn’t take it, the United States will be among the worst losers.

Post-Terror Surprises September/October 2002 One consequence of September 11 is the emergence of a more sophisticated understanding of globalization.

The New Diaspora July/August 2002 New links between migrs and their home countries can become a powerful force for economic development.

Missing in Monterrey May/June 2002

The worlds political leaders recently gathered to rethink development assistance. But they forgot to discuss a few key items.

Al Qaeda, the NGO

March/April 2002 Can floundering political parties learn a few lessons from al Qaeda?

Anti-Americanisms

January/February 2002

Not all America-haters are created equal.

Collateral Damage

November/December 2001

The casualties of September’s attacks include not only people but ideas.

Advice for Anarchists

September/October 2001 Who’s blocking globalization, the protesters or summiteers?
Confidence Game May/June 2001

The economic crises of the 1990s suggest that the cure for America’s economic doldrums may be as ineffable as their cause.

When Countries Go Crazy March/April 2001

Will President George W. Bush be smart enough to learn from experience and save taxpayer money in the process?

New Economy, Old Politics January/February 2001

High-tech companies may not yet realize it, but their success depends on the slow, lumbering process of multilateral diplomacy.

A Tale of Three Criminals November/December 2000

Repressive governments no longer need secret police to silence their opponents. Sometimes, a good accountant is enough.

The Digital Drain September/October 2000

Unable to match private sector salaries, governments are turning into the have-nots of the information age.

Other FOREIGN POLICY Articles by Moiss Nam Back to top

Think Again: Globalization

March/April 2009 Five Wars of Globalization

January/February 2003 Washington Consensus or Washington Confusion?

Spring 2000 Clinton’s Foreign Policy: A Victim of Globalization?

Winter 1997-98 Review of The American Encounter: The United States and the Making of the Modern World

Fall 1997 Latin America: Post-Adjustment Blues

Fall 1993 Additional Publications Back to Top

Caught In The Wrong Net

Newsweek International, March 22, 2008

Could Ugly Betty Be Getting Prettier?

Washington Post, March 23, 2008

Hugo Chvez’s criminal paradise

Los Angeles Times, November 10, 2007

The Trade Paradox

Washington Post, September 9, 2007

Demise of a Metaphor: Why the Marshall Plan’s success is not so easy to repeat

Washington Post, November 4, 2007

The Good Neighbor Strategy

Time, July 9, 2006

From the Vatican to Baghdad, the Little Guy is Calling the Shots

Financial Times, June 13, 2006

Abandon the Fight Against Equality

Financial Times, April 16, 2006

Downsized and Out

Washington Post, April 16, 2006

Borderline

Washington Post, May 28, 2006

The Incredible Shrinking Peso: A Review of And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out)

Washington Post Book World, May 8, 2005

Culture is Not the Culprit in Arab Poverty

Financial Times, May 4, 2005

Tunnel Vision on Corruption

Washington Post, February 20, 2005

Globoquiz: Guess the Leader

Newsweek International, January 2005

Sad Hints of a Bloody Future

Newsweek International, August 30, 2004

America Must Not Stop Promoting Democracy

Financial Times, August 3, 2004

Don’t Put Blame for Iraq on Bush Alone

Financial Times, June 2, 2004

End the Fund’s Succession Fiasco

Financial Times, March 4, 2004

Indigenous Groups and Their Global Allies

Financial Times, October 9, 2003

Only a Miracle Can Save China

Financial Times, September 15, 2003

Lula Needs Lift from America

Financial Times, June 19, 2003

Hugo Chavez and the Limits of Democracy

The New York Times, March 5, 2003 Coping with Misguided Ideas in a Dangerous World
Financial Times, November 25, 2002 The Danger of a Compliant Saddam
Financial Times, November 14, 2002

Washington Consensus: A Damaged Brand

Financial Times, October 28, 2002

Roots of Corporate Corruption

Financial Times, September 30, 2002

Bush’s Responsibility to Brazil

Financial Times, September 2, 2002

A Virulent New Strain of Crisis

Financial Times, May 13, 2002

Democracy Dictates Latin America’s Future

Financial Times, April 26, 2002

The Creative Destruction of Enron

Financial Times, March 30, 2002

Lessons from the Recent Past

Financial Times, December 28, 2001

Why the World Loves to Hate America

Financial Times, December 7, 2001

Even a Hegemon Needs Friends

Financial Times, September 13, 2001

An Exercise in Futility

Financial Times, August 6, 2001

Looking South

Time (Latin America), December 25, 2000

New Economy, Old Politics

Financial Times, December 22, 2000

Talking Back to the Backlash

Time (Canada), February 21, 2000

Six Anxieties

Worldlink, January/February 2000

World Bank: Its Role, Governance and Organizational Culture

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, April 1994

Manage the Politics

South China Morning Post , May 23, 1999

Mexico 1994: Anatomy of an Emerging-Market Crash (book)

1998

Corruption Eruption

Brown Journal of World Affairs, Summer 1995

Paper Tigers and Minotaurs: The Politics of Venezuela’s Economic Reforms (book)

1993

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