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  1. Jim O'Neill

    Jim O'Neill

    Writing for PS since 2008
    131 Commentaries

    Jim O’Neill, a former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and a former UK treasury minister, is a member of the Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development.

  2. José Antonio Ocampo

    José Antonio Ocampo

    Writing for PS since 2006
    59 Commentaries

    José Antonio Ocampo, a former United Nations under-secretary-general and a former minister of finance and public credit of Colombia, is a professor at Columbia University, a member of the UN Committee for Development Policy, and a member of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation. He is the author of Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System (Oxford University Press, 2017) and co-author (with Luis Bértola) of The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence (Oxford University Press, 2012). 

  3. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

    Writing for PS since 2010
    28 Commentaries

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, is a former finance minister and foreign affairs minister of Nigeria and board chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. She is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Global Public Leader at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a co-chair of the Global Commission on the Economics of Water.

  4. Ike Okonta

    Ike Okonta

    Writing for PS since 2002
    15 Commentaries

    Ike Okonta, an Abuja-based policy analyst and writer, is currently a fellow of the Open Society Institute, New York.

  5. Djoomart Otorbaev

    Djoomart Otorbaev

    Writing for PS since 2020
    14 Commentaries

    Djoomart Otorbaev, a former prime minister of Kyrgyzstan, is the author of Central Asia’s Economic Rebirth in the Shadow of the New Great Game (Routledge, 2023).

  6. Mitchell A. Orenstein

    Mitchell A. Orenstein

    Writing for PS since 2008
    12 Commentaries

    Mitchell A. Orenstein, Professor of Russian and East European Studies and Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and author of The Lands in Between: Russia vs. the West and the New Politics of Hybrid War (Oxford University Press, 2019.

  7. Isabel Ortiz

    Isabel Ortiz

    Writing for PS since 2008
    7 Commentaries

    Isabel Ortiz, Director of the Global Social Justice Program at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, is a former director of the International Labor Organization and UNICEF, and a former senior official at the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank.

  8. Tarek Osman

    Tarek Osman

    Writing for PS since 2013
    6 Commentaries

    Tarek Osman is the author of Islamism: What It Means for the Middle East and the World (Yale University Press, 2016) and Egypt on the Brink (Yale University Press, 2010).

  9. Vartan Oskanian

    Vartan Oskanian

    Writing for PS since 2008
    6 Commentaries

    Vartan Oskanian, a member of Armenia’s National Assembly and a former foreign minister (1998-2008), is the founder of the Yerevan-based Civilitas Foundation.

  10. Olusegun Obasanjo

    Olusegun Obasanjo

    Writing for PS since 2012
    6 Commentaries

    Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president of Nigeria (1976-79, 1999-2007), is Chair of the West Africa Commission on Drugs.

  11. John O'Brennan

    John O'Brennan

    Writing for PS since 2008
    6 Commentaries

    John O’ Brennan is Director of European Studies and a lecturer in European Politics at the National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM).

  12. Fania Oz-Salzberger

    Fania Oz-Salzberger

    Writing for PS since 2008
    5 Commentaries

    Fania Oz-Salzberger is Professor at Haifa and Monash Universities and the 2009/10 Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University's Center for Human Values.

  13. Arkebe Oqubay

    Arkebe Oqubay

    Writing for PS since 2020
    5 Commentaries

    Arkebe Oqubay, a senior minister and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, is a distinguished fellow at the Overseas Development Institute and the author, most recently, of African Economic Development: Evidence, Theory, Policy (Oxford University Press, 2020) and The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Hubs and Economic Development (Oxford University Press, 2020).

  14. Tim O'Reilly

    Tim O'Reilly

    Writing for PS since 2021
    5 Commentaries

    Tim O’Reilly, Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc., is a visiting professor at University College London Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose and the author of WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us (Harper Business, 2017).

  15. Michael O’Sullivan

    Michael O’Sullivan

    Writing for PS since 2013
    4 Commentaries

    Michael O’Sullivan is Chief Investment Officer in the International Wealth Management Division at Credit Suisse.

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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.
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    Who’s Afraid of Colonization?

    Frederico Menino thinks the concept can be repurposed to help overcome the deficiencies of current social advocacy.
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    Europe Needs Chinese Investment

    Dalia Marin urges European policymakers to focus on boosting FDI flows from technologically advanced economies.
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    Why Macron Is Risking an Election

    Zaki Laïdi points out that the French president has little to lose by dissolving parliament after two years of paralysis.
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    The Economic Case for Seizing Russia’s Frozen Assets to Support Ukraine

    Timothy Ash rebuts the main arguments against confiscating Russian reserves to fund Ukraine’s defense.

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