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  1. Daron Acemoglu

    Daron Acemoglu

    Writing for PS since 2012
    73 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 (1933-2023) was Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and served as director-general of Israel’s foreign ministry under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He was 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
    36 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
    18 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
    14 Commentaries

    Yuen Yuen Ang, Professor 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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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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