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A thriller writer’s challenge: Make U.S. policy in Africa a page turner, Washington Post, front page Style section, September 1, 2014

Relevant Feature Article by Todd

Missing in Africa: How Obama Failed to Engage an Increasingly Important Continent, Foreign Affairs, October 2012

TV Appearance Sample

US Ramps up response to spiraling Ebola outbreak, The Cycle, MSNBC, September 15, 2014

Radio Appearance Sample

‘The Golden Hour’: A Conversation with Todd Moss, The Diane Rehm Show, NPR, September 16, 2014

Recent Articles by Todd:

Gambia Stands Up, Foreign Affairs, February 2, 2017

What does Trump Mean for Power Africa? Forbes, January 5, 2017

Why bond notes can’t save Zimbabwe, Daily Maverick, December 12, 2016

Rapid Cuba thaw doesn’t spell end of the embargo, USA Today, October 28, 2016

Where Should Your Thriller Hero Go Next? Writers Digest, September 12, 2016

Cuba Stole Americans’ Property; Will the U.S. Sell them Out? Miami Herald, August 18, 2016

The Good Lobbyist, Huffington Post, June 2, 2016

Saudi Arabia Can Cash In, U.S. News & World Report, May 16, 2015

Cruise ship diplomacy is not helping ordinary Cubans, Washington Examiner, May 12, 2016

Cuba’s charming, tragic time warp, USA Today, March 21, 2016

Five tough questions before Obama’s historic trip to Cuba, FoxNews.com, March 17, 2016

A Warning About Writing Novels that Chase the News Cycle, JaneFriedman.com, March 1, 2016

A Long Strange Trip, Murder is Everywhere, November 19, 2015

Two Steps Backwards for Zimbabwe, Foreign Affairs, November 14, 2015

When a Dictator Falls, Huffington Post, October 23, 2015

How to Write a Novel and Keep Your Day Job, Medium, October 14, 2015

Calling George Clooney: Here’s a role with a social scientist as the action hero! Washington Post, September 15, 2015

Robert Mugabe is again driving Zimbabwe over the cliff, Africa Times, September 11, 2015

Obama’s Missed Africa Opportunity, CNN.com, July 22, 2015

Ominous Warning Signs Resurface in ZimbabweForeign Policy, June 3, 2015

What Marketing Support Looks Like at a Big 5 Publisher, JaneFriedman.com, May 28, 2015

Mugabe’s New Best Friends in Brussels, Foreign Policy, March 3, 2015

Five reasons Nigeria’s poll delay is fishy, The Punch, February 11, 2015

The Africa I Know Isn’t The Africa In The Headlines Today, Goats and Soda, NPR.org, December 20, 2014

How I Got Addicted to Africa (and Wrote a Thriller About It), The Daily Beast, September 9, 2014

Let There Be Light: Washington’s Ambitious Plan to Help Africa Generate Electricity, Foreign Affairs, September 2, 2014

Closing Africa’s Energy Poverty Gap, GE Ideas Lab, August 8, 2014

Africa More Important than Ever, USA Today, July 31, 2014

Obama should embrace Africa’s democratic standard-bearers, Al-Jazeera, July 31, 2014

Building a Think-and-Do Tank, Stanford Social Innovation Review, July 11, 2014

Seven Graphics that Explain Energy Poverty and How the US Can Do Much More, ONE Campaign, July 3, 2014

Electrifying Africa now up to Chairman Menendez, The Hill, May 27, 2014

Why solar lamps are the cash transfers of energy poverty, Devex, January 6, 2014

Don’t let Robert Mugabe win, Politico, July 30, 2013

The Final Frontier, Foreign Policy, March 26, 2013

Recent TV/Radio Appearances Include:

Trump Takes Office At A Pivotal Moment For Foreign AidAll Things Considered, NPR, November 16, 2016

Connections: Ghosts of Havana, Evan Dawson, WXXI, NPR, September 12, 2016

Connections: US-Cuba Relations, Evan Dawson, WXXI, NPR, March 22, 2016

Bookman’s Corner, Arlington TV, March 1, 2016

Terror Strikes West AfricaThe Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU, NPR, November 23, 2015

US Troops Aid in Mali Hostage Evacuation, Live with Kate Snow, MSNBC, November 20, 2015

Connections: Thriller Author Todd Moss, Evan Dawson, WXXI, NPR, November 13, 2015

Pittsford Mendon grad to discuss new book, WHEC Channel 10 TV News, November 13, 2015

Beaks & Geeks Podcast, Penguin RandomHouse, October 27, 2015

Morning Edition, WAMC, NPR, October 27, 2015

The Truth is Stranger than Fiction, Development Drums, September 27, 2015

U.S Observers Urge Washington to Monitor Tense Situation in Harare, Voice of America, June 5, 2015

EU-Zimbabwe Relations Sour, Voice of America, May 21, 2015

Africa Roundtable (Also Part 2), This is America & the World, With Dennis Wholey, PBS, May 10 & 17, 2015

Here and There with Dave Marash, KSFR Public Radio, April 6, 2015

UN Dispatch, with Mark Goldberg, March 16, 2015

Connections with Todd Moss, Evan Dawson, WXXI, NPR, December 11, 2014

National Press Club Book Fair, C-SPAN, November 18, 2014

Todd Moss and The Golden Hour, Africa 54, Voice of America TV, October 29, 2014

Jack Lew goes to Africa, Marketplace, NPR, October 27, 2014

Ebola in Depth, Bill Martinez Live, October 27, 2014

Interview with Todd Moss, This is America & the World, With Dennis Wholey, PBS, October 20, 2014

Did we neglect Ebola because it was in Africa?, The Cycle, MSNBC, October 17, 2014

Ebola and the U.S. economy, Fox News 5, October 7, 2014

‘The Golden Hour’: A Conversation with Todd Moss, The Diane Rehm Show, NPR, September 16, 2014

US Ramps up response to spiraling Ebola outbreak, The Cycle, MSNBC, September 15, 2014

President Obama meets with African leaders to talk trade, investment, Worldview, NPR, August 5, 2014

Africa’s leaders go to Washington, The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC, August 4, 2014

Africa’s economies expanding rapidly, The Cycle, MSNBC, August 4, 2014

African leaders gather in Washington for US-Africa Leaders Summit, CCTV America TV, August 4, 2014

African Growth and Chinese Investment, CCTV America TV, May 6, 2014

Straight Talk Africa: Power Africa InitiativeVoice of America TV, April 9, 2014

Power Africa: Bridging Access To Electricity, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU, NPR, February 6, 2014

Young entrepreneurs in Erbil, Iraq, are making a killing, PRI’s The World, January 30, 2014

Poverty Alleviation Through Cash Transfers, RN Drive, Australian ABC Radio, November 7, 2013

Will Obama’s trip revitalize U.S. engagement with Africa? POTUS Morning Briefing, SiriusXM, July 13, 2013

Reflecting on US presence, policy, and performance in Africa, PBS Newshour (TV), June 27, 2013

Obama arrives in Africa where an ailing Mandela awaits, MSNBC, June 27, 2013

Tragedy and triumph reported in Algeria hostage situation, Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox News TV, January 17, 2013

Unrest in Mali, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, NPR, December 18, 2012

Recent Print/Online Media Appearances Include:

The Next Trade Deal on the Chopping Block? OZY, February 14, 2017

The Dirtiest Secret in American Diplomacy, OZY, January 20, 2017

Kenya’s electrification is taking less than half the time it took America, Quartz, January 16, 2017

Five Questions for Todd Moss, Undark Magazine, January 6, 2017

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for Africa? OZY, November 23, 2016

Will Foreign Aid Get Cut on Trump’s Chopping Block? Foreign Policy, November 23, 2016

Global development community fears bad news under Trump, Los Angeles Times, November 22, 2016

Zimbabwe’s Currency Hail Mary, Foreign Policy, November 21, 2016

Trump Takes Office At A Pivotal Moment For Foreign Aid, NPR, November 18, 2016

Ghosts of Havana: A Conversation with Todd Moss, Huffington Post, September 18, 2016

World Bank accused of belittling Zimbabwe human rights abuses, Reuters, September 9, 2016

Seven Books to Bring on Your Trip to Cuba, The ReadDown, PenguinRandomHouse, August 18, 2016

Barack Obama’s Power Africa initiative makes slow progress, Financial Times, July 24, 2016

Todd Moss on Books and Writing, Huffington Post, July 22, 2016

Africa Expert: Removal of Targeted Sanctions May Boost Mugabe Rule, Voice of America, June 9, 2016

Africa Scene: A diplomat turns thriller writer, The Big Thrill, March 31, 2016

Bill Gates Calls For ‘Energy Miracle’ In 15 Years. Do Experts Agree? NPR.org, March 5, 2016

Novel parallels reality of Zimbabwe’s 2008 elections, with a twistHumanosphere, February 22, 2016

Which Burns More: America’s Christmas Lights Or Tanzania? NPR.org, December 22, 2015 (plus 100+ derivative articles)

The Monkey Cage Holiday Gift Guide, Washington Post, December 11, 2015

Ex-Diplomat Turns Experiences into Thrillers, Democrat & Chronicle, November 6, 2015

New Talent November, Crime Fiction Lover, November 1, 2015

If You Like James Patterson Books, Read These, New In Books, October 9, 2015

Obama’s power with words returns, and it serves him well in AfricaWashington Post, July 30, 2015

President Obama’s Kenya Trip Highlights Roots and Africa Policy, NBCNews.com, July 24, 2015

Diplomacy Instead of War: PW Talks with Todd Moss, Publishers Weekly, July 3, 2015

Middle East beach week books!Washington Post, July 1, 2015

Kerry’s Surprise Visit  to Somalia, Vice News, May 5, 2015

Environmentalists Rethink Development, New York Times, April 14, 2015

Should U.S. Fund Africa’s Gas-To-Power Projects? AFK Insider, February 10, 2015

Mugabe Falls: Comedy memes of Zimbabwe’s president go viral, Guardian, February 5, 2015

Aging African leaders need to bridge generation chasm, Business Day, February 4, 2015

Is IMF austerity at fault in Ebola epidemic? Wall Street Journal, December 31, 2014

The best Middle East political science books of 2014, Washington Post, December 29, 2014

Africa Peacekeeping Getting Crowded As Business Increases, AFK Insider, December 26, 2014

Slow climate change or end energy poverty? Christian Science Monitor, November 6, 2014

Politics Dim Obama’s Africa Power Plan as Lights Go Out, Bloomberg News, October 31, 2014

How to spread power to 600 million Africans without it, Christian Science Monitor, October 13, 2014

What the Ebola outbreak tells us about global inequality, Washington Post, October 1, 2014

‘The Golden Hour’ – A Talk with Todd Moss, Huffington Post, September 7, 2014

Golden Hour: Debut novel makes geopolitical dysfunction thrilling, Humanosphere, September 4, 2014

As Africa went to Washington, The Africa Report, August 7, 2014

Powering sub-Saharan Africa, The Hill, August 6, 2014

What ordinary Africans might want prioritized during U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Washington Post, August 4, 2014

Obama Seeks Closer Africa Ties as China Is First Choice, Bloomberg, July 29, 2014

People Power, Foreign Policy, July 10, 2014

Has the White House Bungled a Historic Africa Summit?, Foreign Policy, July 9, 2014

Ghana has to ration electricity so that everyone can watch the World Cup, Vox, June 16, 2014

Rock Star in A Hard Place, Foreign Policy, May 13, 2014

Squaring Global Poverty with Climate Change, Stanford Social Innovation Review, March 20, 2014

Decade After Debt Relief, Africa’s Rush to Borrow Stirs Concern, Reuters, March 18, 2014

The Great China ‘Takeover’ of Africa is Greatly Exaggerated, The Christian Science Monitor, March 2, 2014

Panel Advances Africa Electricity Bill, CQ Roll Call, February 27, 2014

Obama’s Wind and Solar Infatuation Keeps Africa’s Poorest in the Dark, Forbes, February 21, 2014

Obama energy policy hurts African poor, USA Today, February 8, 2014

It Takes A Village, Sierra Magazine, December 16, 2013 (online), Jan/Feb 2014 (print)

The Odds Against Getting Int’l Financing for Coal-fired Power Plants Rise Sharply, Climate Wire, December 16, 2013

Changing Foreign Aid: Can More Groups ‘Buy Local’?, Christian Science Monitor, December 7, 2013

Poor Countries Need Relief from Climate Change. They Need Electricity More, Bloomberg Businessweek, November 25, 2013

Can Africa dodge ‘curse’ of new oil wealth?, Christian Science Monitor, October 23, 2013

How to Save Your 401(k): Invest in Africa, Bloomberg Businessweek, October 21, 2013

An agenda to boost Africa’s economy, Reuters, August 30, 2013

Obama’s Push for Africa Unheeded by U.S. Companies, Bloomberg News, June 28, 2013

Rare Visit Underscores Tangles in Obama’s Ties to Africa, New York Times, June 26, 2013

US doubtful on free, fair polls, News Day (Zimbabwe), June 24, 2013

EU mission seeks to rebuild Mali army after U.S. faltered, Reuters, May 21, 2013

How the UN Covered Up a Cholera Epidemic in Zimbabwe, The Atlantic, April 3, 2013

The African Century, Foreign Policy, March 29, 2013

Avoiding the curse of the oil-rich nations, New York Times, February 13, 2013

U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Africa defined by a decade of missteps, Washington Post, Page A1, February 4, 2013

French urgency, US caution collide in Mali operation, Reuters, January 26, 2013

What has the US already tried in Mali?, Christian Science Monitor, November 20, 2012

Analysis: Jilted Africa cool to US vote after Obama fever fades, Reuters, Reprinted in Chicago TribuneNovember 2, 2012

US too, wants to bolster investment in a continent’s economic promise, New York Times, Page A1, August 8, 2012

Mali: Islamists Destroy Historic City of Timbuktu, Daily Beast, Jul 15, 2012

Analysis: Mali: The World’s Next Jihadi Launchpad?, ReutersReprinted in NBC News Online, June 4, 2012