Moises Naím (born July 5, 1952) is a Venezuelan journalist and writer. He is a Distinguished Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. In 2013, the British magazine Prospect listed Naím as one of the world’s leading thinkers. In 2014 and 2015, Dr. Naím was ranked among the top 100 influential global thought leaders by Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute (GDI) for his book The End of Power. “The End of Power” was also selected as the first book for followers of Mark Zuckerberg’s 2015 book club to read.
Naím served as the editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine for 14 years (1996-2010). Since 2012, he has directed and hosted Efecto Naím, a weekly televised news program on the economy and international affairs that airs throughout the Americas on NTN24. In 2011, he received the Ortega y Gasset Prize for his important contribution to journalism in the Spanish language.
He is the former Minister of Trade and Industry for Venezuela, Director of its Central bank, and Executive Director of the World Bank.
Books (written in English) in order of publication:
Paper tigers and minotaurs – 1993
Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy – 2005
The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn’t What It Used to Be – 2013
Two Spies in Caracas – 2021
The Revenge of Power: The Global Assault on Democracy and How to Defeat It – 2021