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Nathan Gardels
Nathan Gardels is Editor-in-Chief of THEWORLDPOST and a senior advisor to the Berggruen Institute and the Think Long Committee for California.

Books: At Century's End (Alti/McGraw Hill, 1997); The Changing Global Order: World Leaders Reflect (Blackwell, 1999). His latest book with Mike Medavoy is "American Idol After Iraq: Competing for Hearts and Minds in the Global Media Age." (Wiley & Sons, 2009)

Visiting Lecturer: ISESCO (Islamic Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization), Rabat, Morrocco; Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing; USA-Canada Institute, Moscow.

Founding Member, Intellectuels du Monde meeting in New Delhi.
Founding Media Leader, World Economic Forum (Davos);
Senior Fellow, UCLA School of Public Affairs; Member, Council on Foreign Relations and Pacific Council. Member, Harvard Kennedy School Public Diplomacy Collaborative.

MA, UCLA in Architecture and Urban Planning; Theory and Comparative Politics.

Married to Lillian Kimbell. Sons Carlos and Alex.

Hobbies: cellist.

Entries by Nathan Gardels

Weekend Roundup: Greece Revolts!

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 7:54 PM

No sooner did the global elites leave their annual talking shop high in the Alps at Davos last week than the people spoke in Greece. In a mutiny against an untenable status quo, those who are run over have revolted against those who run things. Now righteous populism must face...

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Read The Daily Blog Of Greece's 'Erratic Marxist' Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 2:20 PM

Yanis Varoufakis, a self-described "erratic Marxist," is the new finance minister of Greece under the just-elected Syriza-led government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. In the coming weeks, Varoufakis will be the point man in negotiations between Greece and the rest of the European Union governments over how --...

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Weekend Roundup: One Year On, The WorldPost Has 28 Million Monthly Views

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 8:31 PM

The WorldPost was launched one year ago in Davos. It was born out of a contradiction and a paradox.

The contradiction is that while the world is growing more interdependent, the media is fragmenting -- re-nationalizing, re-localizing and even tribalizing. The resulting paradox is that the information age is...

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Weekend Roundup: Laughing at God

(29) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 8:22 PM

The first principle of an open society is not to let the intolerant define "the territory of insult" -- those areas off limits to criticism or ridicule. But how does one define "territory" when media now crosses the boundaries of nations, cultures and civilizations?

In the end, free societies must...

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Weekend Roundup: Is Europe Imploding?

(21) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 9:07 PM

Europe is facing divisive challenges on all fronts. It is being torn within by hardening attitudes toward the growing presence not only of Muslim immigrants, but also of citizens. On Monday, demonstrators thronged the streets of Dresden in support of "Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Occident."...

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Year-End Roundup: Best Blogs of 2014

(1) Comments | Posted December 24, 2014 | 1:07 AM

Historians may look back and see 2014 as the tipping point when the world started falling apart instead of coming together.

Visionary scientists remain enthusiastic that, thanks to converging new technologies from artificial intelligence to regenerative medicine, genetic synthesis and green energy, our civilization is on the threshold of...

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China Obliged by Its 'Internet Sovereignty' Policy to Aid U.S. Against North Korea

(3) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 4:25 PM

Last week in The WorldPost we published a piece by China's Internet czar, Lu Wei, who argued for "cyber sovereignty," or "Internet sovereignty."

According to this view that China is robustly promoting worldwide, the Internet should operate under the laws and rules of the given nation-state across...

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Weekend Roundup: New Code War Is Not Funny

(4) Comments | Posted December 19, 2014 | 5:33 PM

It took an insolent Hollywood comedy mocking the surreal character of North Korea's Kim Jong Un to awaken us to the dangers of a new code war, a war in which geopolitical and geo-cultural battles will be duked out in cyberspace. As Alec Ross, America's top digital diplomat...

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인터넷이 선정한 2014년 가장 영향력이 높았던 사상가들

(0) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 12:36 PM

2014년 한 해 동안 인터넷에서 큰 영향력을 행사한 사상가들은 누구였을까? 블로그, 트위터, 위키피디아 등 영어로 정보를 공유하는 인터넷 세상에서 누가 가장 많이 인용, 검색, 링크되었을까?

이 궁금증을 해소하고자 스위스 취리히의 고틀리에프 두트바일러 경제사회 연구학회(GDI)와 MIT 슬론 대학의 피터 글루어가 공동으로 준비해 '2014년 글로벌 사고의 리더'의 순위를 매겼다.


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Who The Internet Says Are The World's Most Influential Thinkers Of 2014

(15) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 6:53 PM

If you were to do a systematic analysis of the English-speaking infosphere –- the blogosphere, the Twittersphere and Wikipedia pages -- to determine which 100 thinkers have the most influence in the world as a result of citations, searches and links, what would be the results?

That is what...

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China's Challenge: Only Free Expression Can Make a One-Party System Work

(4) Comments | Posted December 15, 2014 | 2:50 PM

China has two key challenges in the years ahead. The first is to build a new, global rules-based system with the other major world power, the United States, that supplants the post-WWII order. The second is to consolidate the rule of law within China. The challenge in both cases is...

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Weekend Roundup: Coming Clean on Torture Makes America Stronger, Not Weaker

(8) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 7:00 PM

The soft power of America's open society has once again come to the rescue of its hard power misadventures, this time by coming clean on the post-9/11 practice of torture. As China and several other countries intensify their crackdown on the Internet and open expression in general, the U.S. offers...

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Weekend Roundup: One Country, Two Dreams

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2014 | 7:25 PM

If the sharply contrasting views of students in Xian or Beijing and Hong Kong are any indication, Deng Xiaoping's ideal formulation of "one country, two systems" has morphed into another reality: one country, two dreams.

George Chen writes that President Xi Jinping's "Chinese Dream" competes with other narratives...

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Weekend Roundup: Can an 'Elderly and Haggard' Europe Defend a 'World of Rules' Against Russia?

(8) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 6:40 PM

As Pope Francis slammed Europe as "elderly and haggard" in an address this week in Strasbourg, the speaker of the Polish parliament, Radek Sikorski, warned in the WorldPost that Europe's starkest challenge is defending "a world of rules" against an aggressive Russia. Writing from the...

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Weekend Roundup: Is China Outpacing Mexico on the Rule of Law?

(2) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 8:46 PM

On the same day this week that President Obama announced a measure that could give legal protection to 5 million undocumented immigrants, massive protests raged across Mexico against the impunity and corruption that led to the horrific massacre of 43 students. From Mexico City,

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Is America Ready for China as an 'Equal Brother?'

(21) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 12:52 PM

Henry Kissinger Talks to China's "Iron Lady"

The meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama earlier this month in Beijing resulted in a series of important agreements, including on climate change.

Against this background, The WorldPost has obtained exclusive permission to publish the following dialogue between...

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Weekend Roundup: The Inconvenient Truth About the Xi-Obama Deal -- It Takes a Strong State to Fight Climate Change

(0) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 7:38 PM

It takes a strong state, not (to paraphrase Hillary Clinton) a democratic village, to aggressively fight climate change. This is the inconvenient message emerging in the wake of the Xi-Obama deal on global warming announced in Beijing this week.

Both leaders will pursue executive action...

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Pope To G20: 'Unbridled Consumerism' Damages The Planet

(70) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 1:40 PM

In what has become an annual ritual, Pope Francis now sends a letter to whomever is chairing the G20 each year to express his concerns about the global economy and the state of world affairs. Here is his letter this year to Tony Abbott, the prime minister of Australia, who...

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Brzezinski: Why We Need a U.S.-China 'Pacific Charter' for Global Stability

(10) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 4:36 PM

In Beijing on Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama called on China to be a "partner in underwriting the international order" instead of "undermining" it. One key American strategist, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was national security adviser to U.S. President Jimmy Carter, is strongly promoting the idea that Obama's notion should be...

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