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Moisés Naím Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Two Spies in Caracas (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Paper Tigers and Minotaurs: The Politics of Venezuela's Economic Reforms (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn't What It Used to Be (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Revenge of Power: The Global Assault on Democracy and How to Defeat It (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Moises Nairn
Moises Nairn was born in May 7, 1952 in Tripoli, Libya. He is an internationally syndicated columnist and a best selling author of some influential books.

During the early nineties, he served as Venzuela’s Minister of Trade and industry, as executive director of the World Bank, and director of Venezuela’s Central Bank. Moises was once a professor of business and economics and was dean of IESA, Venezuela’s leading business school.

He holds PhD and MSc degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. And in April of 2020, he was named an Honorary Member of the Venezuelan Academy of Economic Sciences.

Moises’ media commentary and columns have a worldwide audience. He’s the chief international columnist and “Global Observer” for La Republica and El Pais, which are the largest daily newspapers in Italy and Spain. His columns are carried by all of the leading newspapers in Latin America, and have gotten published The Washington Post, Newsweek, The New York Times, Time, Bloomberg Business Week, El Estadao, Le Monde, and Berliner Zeitung.

He is a Distinguished Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC. He is a Chairman of the Board and founder of the Group of Fifty (G50), which brings together the top flight progressive Latin American business leaders, and serves as a member of the board of directors of several global companies.

In 2005, “Illicit” was picked by the Washington Post as one of the best nonfiction books of the year, was published in eighteen languages, and was the basis of an Emmy Award winning National Geographic documentary. In 2011, he was honored to receive the Ortega y Gasset prize, which is the most prestigious award for journalism in the Spanish language. In the year 2013, he was named one of the world’s leading thinkers by Prospect, a British magazine, and from 2014-2017, he was ranked by GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute among the top 100 most influential global thought leaders.

In the year 2011, he launched Efecto Nairn, which is an innovative weekly television program that highlights surprising world trends with some graphics, visually striking videos, and interviews with world leaders which gets watched widely in Latin America. He gained international recognition by successfully relaunching of Foreign Policy and, during his fourteen years as editor, turned this magazine into an award winning and modern publication focused on global economics and politics.

“Two Spies in Caracas” is the first stand alone novel and was released in the year 2021. Dangerous love, rival spies, and one of the most devastating revolutions in all of history. Venezuela in 1922. Hugo Chavez, an unknown colonel, stages an ill-fated coup against the corrupt government, which ignites the passions of Venezuela’s poor and catapults the oil-rich country to some international attention. This is a career defining mission, for the two rival spies that hurriedly get sent to Caracas, one is from Fidel’s Cuba and the other is from Washington DC.

Smooth talking Ivan Rincon from Cuba’s Intelligence Directorate needs one rebel ally in order to secure his country’s future. His mission: support Chavez and the revolution by rallying the militants and taking out any opposing agents.

At the same time, Cristina Garza from the CIA is going to do everything in her power to cut short Chavez’s influence. Her priority is to stabilize the greatest of the oil reserves on the planet by eliminating and ferreting out Cuba’s principal operative.

While Chavez rises to power, Cristina and Ivan get caught in the fallout of the toxic political time bomb: an unwitting informant and an intrepid female reporter, a drug lord and key architect in Chavez’s rise, as well as personal entanglements between the two spies themselves. With it all on the line, the adversaries find themselves right in the middle of a game of espionage, murder, seduction, and some shifting alliances that play out against the precarious backdrop of one nation in free fall.

Moises delivers a thrilling fictional tale that is based off of some unimaginable real life events. This is a compelling story of love and espionage all wrapped up in this debut political thriller novel.

“The Revenge of Power” is a non-fiction book that was released in the year 2022. This is an original, urgent, and thrilling peek at the future of democracy. It illuminates one of the most important battles of this time: the future of freedom and how exactly to defeat and contain the autocrats that are mushrooming around the world.

Moises turns to the conditions, behaviors, and trends which contribute to the concentrations of power, and the clash between the forces which strengthen power and those that weaken it. He concentrates on the three P’s: polarization, populism, and post-truths. All of them are just as old as time, however are combined by the autocrats of today to undermine democratic life in some frightening and new ways. Power hasn’t changed, but the way people go about attaining it and wielding it has been transformed.

This book connects the dots between political tactics and global events which, when are taken together, show a rather profound and usually stealthy transformation in politics and power worldwide. Using the best data available insights pulled from some recent research in social sciences, Moises illustrates how, on closer examination, the exact same set of strategies used to consolidate power up time and time again in places with wildly different social, political, and economic circumstances. He also offers up some insights about what could be done to ensure democracy and freedom prevail.

The outcomes for these fights for power are going to determined if our future’s going to be more autocratic or democratic. These outcomes will depend on the capacity of our democracies to survive dirty tricks and attacks of the autocratic leaders that are bent on weakening select checks and balances which limit their powers. He also addresses the important questions: why is power concentrating in some places while in the others it is degrading and fragmenting? What are these dirty tricks, in practice? And the biggest of all the questions: What is freedom’s future?

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