Category Archives: Foreign Policy

Will Iceland’s Absurdist Comic Mayor Run for a Staid Second Term?

Foreign Policy has just published my article on the serious choice facing Reykjavik’s funny mayor. Jon Gnarr has to make a decision. The former punk rocker, former stand-up comedian, former joke protest candidate, and current mayor of Reykjavik is approaching … Continue reading

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The Glaciers Are Still Melting

When the IPCC retracted its prediction that the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035, Foreign Policy asked me to re-examine my Kashmir reporting. Here’s what I wrote. Last summer, I wrote an article for this magazine in which I argued … Continue reading

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The Last Straw

Foreign Policy has just released its annual Failed States Index, and with it my article on how climate change can make a bad situation worse. Hopelessly overcrowded, crippled by poverty, teeming with Islamist militancy, careless with its nukes—it sometimes seems … Continue reading

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Fool’s Gold

Check out this article of mine that ran in Foreign Policy on the peril’s of oil development in Africa: July 2007 Fool’s Gold You may not have noticed it, but Africa is booming. Yet just when the world’s poorest continent … Continue reading

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