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Cuba fed a president’s fears and took over Venezuela

    By Moisés Naím Caracas is paying the price for Chávez’s misplaced trust, writes Moisés Naím. The enormous influence that Cuba has gained in Venezuela is one of the most underreported geopolitical developments of recent times. It is also one of the most improbable. Venezuela is nine times bigger than Cuba, three times more […]

Financial Times | 15.04.2014 Read more


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What I’m reading: Do street protests work?

By Fareed Zakaria “In today’s world, an appeal to protest via Twitter, Facebook, or text message is sure to attract a crowd, especially if it is to demonstrate against something – anything, really – that outrages us,” argues Moises Naim in The Atlantic. “The problem is what happens after the march. Sometimes it ends in […]

CNN | 09.04.2014 Read more

Managing For Disruption

Greg Satell Contributor   Tradition embraces stability.  Time honored principles get that way because they have strong track records of success.  The tried and true, extrapolated into the future, often looks like a sure thing, while deviating from historical norms can look downright foolish.   Yet the funny thing about the future is that there’s […]

Forbes | 01.04.2014 Read more