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Thinkers and Tinkerers

The Innovators Behind the Information Age

James Surowiecki
Staying hungry: Steve Jobs in Cupertino, California, January 1984
Staying hungry: Steve Jobs in Cupertino, California, January 1984 (Norman Seeff)
In recent decades, most innovation has come from a single sector (information technology) and a single place (Silicon Valley). Walter Isaacson’s The Innovators and Peter Thiel’s Zero to One shed light on how that happened and what drives innovation more generally.
Snapshot

Our Man in Havana

R. M. Schneiderman
The real story behind the Obama administration's efforts to rescue Alan Gross.
Essay

Cuba After Communism

Julia E. Sweig and Michael J. Bustamante
Cuba has entered a new era of economic reform that defies easy comparison to post-Communist transitions elsewhere.
Snapshot

Counterterrorism Conundrum

Joseph Chinyong Liow
The siege in Australia serves as a reminder that even the strictest and most comprehensive antiterrorism laws cannot immunize a society from risk. That lesson is all the more salient for Southeast Asian countries, which have experienced several high-profile terrorist attacks.