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  1. Daron Acemoglu

    Daron Acemoglu

    Writing for PS since 2012
    67 Commentaries

    Daron Acemoglu, Institute Professor of Economics at MIT, is a co-author (with James A. Robinson) of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty (Profile, 2019) and a co-author (with Simon Johnson) of Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity (PublicAffairs, 2023).

  2. Shlomo Avineri

    Shlomo Avineri

    Writing for PS since 1997
    54 Commentaries

    Shlomo Avineri, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, served as Director-General of Israel’s foreign ministry under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He is the author of, among others, Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish State and Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution.

  3. Alberto Alesina

    Alberto Alesina

    Writing for PS since 1998
    44 Commentaries

    Alberto Alesina was Professor of Economics at Harvard University.

  4. Helmut K. Anheier

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Writing for PS since 2017
    35 Commentaries

    Helmut K. Anheier, Professor of Sociology at the Hertie School in Berlin, is Adjunct Professor of Public Policy and Social Welfare at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.

  5. Omar Ashour

    Omar Ashour

    Writing for PS since 2011
    26 Commentaries

    Omar Ashour, Senior Lecturer in Security Studies at the University of Exeter and a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Global Policy, is the author of The De-Radicalization of Jihadists: Transforming Armed Islamist Movements and Collusion to Collision: Islamist-Military Relations in Egypt.

  6. Rabah Arezki

    Rabah Arezki

    Writing for PS since 2016
    17 Commentaries

    Rabah Arezki, a director of research at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development (FERDI) and Harvard Kennedy School.

  7. M. Niaz Asadullah

    M. Niaz Asadullah

    Writing for PS since 2017
    14 Commentaries

    M. Niaz Asadullah, Professor of Development Economics at Monash University Malaysia, is Head of the Southeast Asia cluster of the Global Labor Organization.

  8. Yuen Yuen Ang

    Yuen Yuen Ang

    Writing for PS since 2010
    13 Commentaries

    Yuen Yuen Ang, Alfred Chandler Chair of Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University, is the author of How China Escaped the Poverty Trap (Cornell University Press, 2016) and China’s Gilded Age (Cambridge University Press, 2020).

  9. John Andrews

    John Andrews

    Writing for PS since 2016
    13 Commentaries

    John Andrews, a former editor and foreign correspondent for The Economist, is the author of The World in Conflict: Understanding the World’s Troublespots.

  10. Mkhaimar Abusada

    Mkhaimar Abusada

    Writing for PS since 2004
    12 Commentaries

    Mkhaimar Abusada is Professor of Political Science at Al-Azhar University in Gaza.

  11. Kofi A. Annan

    Kofi A. Annan

    Writing for PS since 2000
    10 Commentaries

    Kofi A. Annan, a former secretary-general of the United Nations and Nobel Peace laureate, was Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, which mobilizes political will to overcome threats to peace, development, and human rights. He also chaired the Elders and the Africa Progress Panel.

  12. Anas Alhajji

    Anas Alhajji

    Writing for PS since 2003
    10 Commentaries

    Anas Alhajji is an energy economist and the former chief economist at NGP Energy Capital Management.

  13. Nicholas Agar

    Nicholas Agar

    Writing for PS since 2019
    9 Commentaries

    Nicholas Agar is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and the author of How to Be Human in the Digital Economy (MIT Press, 2019). 

  14. Per Ahlmark

    Per Ahlmark

    Writing for PS since 2001
    8 Commentaries

    Former Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden.

  15. Hassan Abbas

    Hassan Abbas

    Writing for PS since 2007
    8 Commentaries

    Hassan Abbas is a Senior Advisor to Harvard's Kennedy School of Government's Belfer Centre and a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society.

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    Putin and Kim’s Cartoon Summit

    Nina L. Khrushcheva thinks that Russia's recent meeting with North Korea was intended primarily as a warning to the South.
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    Saudi Arabia’s New Nationalism

    Bernard Haykel explains the reasoning behind the Kingdom's ongoing domestic- and foreign-policy transformation.
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    The Green Growth Mindset

    Gernot Wagner sees doctrinaire debates about capitalism as irrelevant or even deleterious to the decarbonization effort.
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    Africa Is the Future of Multilateralism

    Mark Malloch-Brown explains why the continent should be at the forefront of efforts to bring about international reforms.
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    A Chinese Bubble Long in the Making

    Yi Fuxian

    The Chinese government is very good at covering up small problems, but these often pile up into much bigger ones that can no longer be ignored. The current real-estate bubble is a case in point, casting serious doubts not just on the wisdom of past policies but also on China's long-term economic future.

    traces the long roots of the country's mounting economic and financial problems.
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    Industrial Policy Is Back

    From semiconductors to electric vehicles, governments are identifying the strategic industries of the future and intervening to support them – abandoning decades of neoliberal orthodoxy in the process. Are industrial policies the key to tackling twenty-first-century economic challenges or a recipe for market distortions and lower efficiency?

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    Is AI a Master or Slave?

    Joschka Fischer wonders whether humanity can even hope to maintain control in an era of “mega-crisis.”
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    Laying Chicago Economics to Rest

    Antara Haldar

    From breakthroughs in behavioral economics to mounting evidence in the real world, there is good reason to think that the economic orthodoxy of the past 50 years now has one foot in the grave. The question is whether the mainstream economics profession has gotten the memo.

    looks back on 50 years of neoclassical economic orthodoxy and the damage it has wrought.
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    America’s Broken Civic Bargain

    J. Bradford DeLong worries that Republicans have abandoned one of the core principles that sustains a democracy over time.

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