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  1. Andrés Velasco

    Andrés Velasco

    Writing for PS since 2001
    144 Commentaries

    Andrés Velasco, a former finance minister of Chile, is Project Director of the G30 Working Group on Latin America and Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  2. Yanis Varoufakis

    Yanis Varoufakis

    Writing for PS since 2015
    109 Commentaries

    Yanis Varoufakis, a former finance minister of Greece, is leader of the MeRA25 party and Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. 

  3. Guy Verhofstadt

    Guy Verhofstadt

    Writing for PS since 2011
    45 Commentaries

    Guy Verhofstadt, a former Belgian prime minister, is President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group (ALDE) in the European Parliament and the author of Europe’s Last Chance: Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union.

  4. Xavier Vives

    Xavier Vives

    Writing for PS since 2000
    18 Commentaries

    Xavier Vives, Professor of Economics and Finance at IESE Business School, is the co-author (with Darrell Duffie, Thierry Foucault, and Laura Veldkamp) of the report Technology and Finance.

  5. Álvaro de Vasconcelos

    Álvaro de Vasconcelos

    Writing for PS since 2004
    12 Commentaries

    Álvaro de Vasconcelos is Director of Projects for the Arab Reform Initiative (ARI), a consortium of 16 think tanks in the Arab world and the West, and coordinator of the Global Governance Group (GG 10). He was formerly Director of the European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris, and the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (IEEI) in Lisbon.

  6. Mabel van Oranje

    Mabel van Oranje

    Writing for PS since 2005
    8 Commentaries

    Mabel van Oranje, a former CEO of The Elders, is Co-Founder of Girls Not Brides.

  7. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

    Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

    Writing for PS since 2011
    5 Commentaries

    Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, a former president of Latvia (1999-2007), is Co-Chair of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center in Baku.

  8. Ulrich Volz

    Ulrich Volz

    Writing for PS since 2020
    5 Commentaries

    Ulrich Volz, Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS, University of London, is a senior research fellow at the German Institute of Development and Sustainability and Co-Chair of the Debt Relief for Green and Inclusive Recovery project.

  9. Margrethe Vestager

    Margrethe Vestager

    Writing for PS since 2021
    4 Commentaries

    Margrethe Vestager is Executive Vice President of the European Commission.

  10. Ursula  von der Leyen

    Ursula von der Leyen

    Writing for PS since 2021
    3 Commentaries

    Ursula von der Leyen is President of the European Commission.

  11. Rick van der Ploeg

    Rick van der Ploeg

    Writing for PS since 2005
    3 Commentaries

    Rick van der Ploeg is Professor of Economics and Research Director of the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource-Rich Economies at the University of Oxford.

  12. Huw van Steenis

    Huw van Steenis

    Writing for PS since 2019
    3 Commentaries

    Huw van Steenis, a former senior adviser to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, is Chair of Sustainable Finance at UBS and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Financial and Monetary Systems.

  13. Cobus van Staden

    Cobus van Staden

    Writing for PS since 2018
    3 Commentaries

    Cobus van Staden is a senior foreign policy researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs.

  14. Antonio Vitorino

    Antonio Vitorino

    Writing for PS since 2011
    3 Commentaries

    Antonio Vitorino is a former Portuguese EU Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs.

  15. Jeroen van der Veer

    Jeroen van der Veer

    Writing for PS since 2008
    2 Commentaries

    Jeroen van der Veer, Chief Executive of Royal Dutch Shell plc, is Energy Community leader of the World Economic Forum energy industry partnership in 2007-2008 and this year's chairman of the Energy Summit in Davos. He also chairs the Energy and Climate Change working group of the European Round Table of Industrialists.

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    Restoring Trust in Global Leadership

    Sri Mulyani Indrawati calls on the international community to mitigate the threats posed by conflicts and climate change.
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    American Anxiety

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    With a likely rematch between Joe Biden and Donald Trump in the 2024 US presidential election, America and the rest of the world were heading into a perilous period even before the latest conflagration in the Middle East. Turmoil in the region will cloud the broader economic outlook – and could dim Biden’s chances.

    worries global economic and political developments will put Donald Trump back in the White House.
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    The Shape of Power in 2024

    Adekeye Adebajo, et al.

    Around the world, foreign-policy strategists are grappling with new international dynamics, from the Sino-American rivalry and ongoing hot wars to the broader breakdown in multilateral global governance. However, there is much debate about whether global power and alignments are truly shifting, and in what ways.

    consider whether the world will become more multipolar or “non-aligned” in the new year.
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    Europe’s Chinese New Year

    Zaki Laïdi describes the delicate balance the EU is seeking to strike in its relationship with the People’s Republic.
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    Could the Israel-Hamas War Lead to Peace?

    Charles A. Kupchan

    It is hard to see anything good coming from the current spasm of violence between Israel and Hamas. But this tragedy, which has forced both Israelis and Palestinians to stare into the abyss, might prove to be a turning point that will clear the path for a lasting peace.

    considers how the current conflagration might pave the way for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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    The Outlook for Multilateralism in 2024

    Mark Malloch-Brown considers whether sorely needed reforms to global-governance institutions are still possible or likely.
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    The Great Fragmentation

    Beata Javorcik thinks efforts to block the Chinese economy’s access to key technologies risks doing more harm than good.
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    Venezuela’s New Dawn

    María Corina Machado urges the international community to support and help accelerate the country’s democratic transition.
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    The Battles Ukraine Has Already Won

    Yuliya Tymoshenko touts three successes that make ultimate victory in the war against Russia more likely.

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