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Columbia Global Reports
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Author: Will Doig
Release Date: April 28, 2020
The story of the world's most audacious infrastructure project.Less than a decade ago, China did not have a single high-speed train in service. Today, it owns a network of 14,000 miles of high-speed rail, far more than the rest of the world combined....
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Author: Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
Release Date: April 14, 2020
The buying and selling of citizenship has become a legitimate, thriving business in just a few years. Entrepreneurs are renouncing America and Europe in favor of tax havens in the Caribbean with the help of a cottage industry of lawyers, bankers, and...
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Author: Haley Sweetland Edwards
Release Date: March 03, 2020
A behind-the-scenes look at the powerful courts that decide when international trade is legal or not. Does their rise mark a huge boon for corporations to challenge the power of sovereign nation-states?International trade deals have become vastly com...
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Author: Jeffrey Wasserstrom
Release Date: February 11, 2020
What can the massive protests that have roiled Hong Kong and the harsh repressive moves made against activists tell us about where this special metropolis is heading? And about how a resurgent China under strongman rule is challenging and reshaping t...
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Author: William Wheeler | Narrator: William Wheeler
Release Date: January 14, 2020
The real story behind El Salvador's MS-13 gang and how they have perpetuated three generations of conflict and led to scores of migrants seeking a new life in the United States.Born in Los Angeles, the gang MS-13 was founded in the 1980s by Salvadora...
Author: Fatima Bhutto | Narrator: Soneela Nankani
Release Date: September 24, 2019
A lively, inside look at how Bollywood, Turkish soap operas, and K-Pop are challenging America's cultural dominance around the world.There is a vast cultural movement emerging from beyond the Western world. Truly global in its range and allure, it is...
Author: David Kaye | Narrator: Andrew Eiden
Release Date: June 04, 2019
Who polices speech online? Who is in charge?"There is an epidemic sweeping the world," the Nigerian Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said. "It is the epidemic of fake news. Mixed with hate speech, it is a disaster waiting to happen." Some argue...
Author: Masha Gessen and Misha Friedman | Narrator: Masha Gessen
Release Date: March 05, 2019
"A book that belongs on the shelf alongside The Gulag Archipelago. -- Kirkus Reviews"A short, haunting and beautifully written book." -- The Wall Street JournalThe Gulag was a monstrous network of labor camps that held and killed millions of prisoner...
Author: Joel Simon | Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Release Date: January 22, 2019
Starting in late 2012, Westerners working in Syria -- journalists and aid workers -- began disappearing without a trace. A year later the world learned they had been taken hostage by the Islamic State. Throughout 2014, all the Europeans came home, fi...
Author: Tim Wu | Narrator: Marc Cashman
Release Date: November 13, 2018
From the man who coined the term "net neutrality," author of The Master Switch and The Attention Merchants, comes a warning about the dangers of excessive corporate and industrial concentration for our economic and political future.We ...
Author: John B. Judis | Narrator: Adam Grupper
Release Date: October 09, 2018
Why Has Nationalism Come Roaring Back?Trump in America, Brexit in the U.K., anti-EU parties in Italy, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, and Hungary, and nativist or authoritarian leaders in Turkey, Russia, India, and China -- Why has...
Author: Bethany McLean | Narrator: Sarah Mollo-Christensen
Release Date: September 11, 2018
Bestselling author Bethany McLean reveals the true story of fracking's impact -- on Wall Street, the economy and geopolitics. The technology of fracking in shale rock -- particularly in the Permian Basin in Texas -- has transformed America into the w...