The Truth About China and COVID


We spoke with Andreas Fulda about the truth about China's internal response to COVID and what it meant for the rest of the world.

Adam Tooze on the COVID Economy


We spoke with Adam Tooze, professor at Columbia University and the author of Crashed, about the COVID economy and if it's permanent.

China's Post-Pandemic Strategy


We spoke to China analyst Emily de La Bruyere about China's winning post-pandemic strategy for the latest episode of our coronavirus crisis podcast.

The Octavian 2019 Holiday Book List


We are pleased to announce the Octavian 2019 holiday book List. The list makes great year-end reading wherever you may be — and great gifts, if you are still looking.

  President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga on Latvia and Putin

In Russia's Shadow

An Interview with Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga


Latvia's world-renowned former president talks about political life in Russia's shadow.

  President Jorge Quiroga on Bolivia and its future

Latin American Future

An Interview with President Jorge Quiroga


Bolivia's former president explains why, after some short term pain, he sees his nation having a bright future.

  Brett McGurk on Syria and Trump's incoherence

All Over the Map

An Interview with Brett McGurk


The man who helped run the U.S. campaign against ISIS explains why Trump's incoherent foreign policy is dangerous and damaging to our interests.

  Forest Whitaker on conflict resolution

Good Actor

An Interview with Forest Whitaker


From Star Wars to stopping wars, Forest Whitaker's unique experiences have inspired him to take on the project of global conflict resolution.