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  1. Naomi Wolf

    Naomi Wolf

    Writing for PS since 2008
    78 Commentaries

    Naomi Wolf played a leading role in so-called “third-wave” feminism and as an advocate of “power feminism,” which holds that women must assert themselves politically in order to achieve their goals. She advised the presidential campaigns of Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Her books include The Beauty Myth, The End of America and, most recently, Vagina: A Biography.

  2. Shang-Jin Wei

    Shang-Jin Wei

    Writing for PS since 2015
    50 Commentaries

    Shang-Jin Wei, a former chief economist at the Asian Development Bank, is Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. 

  3. Ngaire Woods

    Ngaire Woods

    Writing for PS since 2013
    46 Commentaries

    Ngaire Woods is Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.

  4. Kevin Watkins

    Kevin Watkins

    Writing for PS since 2013
    27 Commentaries

    Kevin Watkins, a former CEO of Save the Children UK, is a visiting professor at the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa at the London School of Economics.

  5. Richard Weitz

    Richard Weitz

    Writing for PS since 2007
    17 Commentaries

    Richard Weitz is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at the Hudson Institute.

  6. Jonathan Woetzel

    Jonathan Woetzel

    Writing for PS since 2014
    14 Commentaries

    Jonathan Woetzel, a McKinsey senior partner, is Director of the McKinsey Global Institute and co-author of No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends.

  7. Charles Wyplosz

    Charles Wyplosz

    Writing for PS since 2002
    10 Commentaries

    Charles Wyplosz is Professor of Economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Director of the International Center for Money and Banking Studies, and Policy Director of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

  8. Gernot Wagner

    Gernot Wagner

    Writing for PS since 2016
    10 Commentaries

    Gernot Wagner, a climate economist at Columbia Business School, is the author, most recently, of Geoengineering: The Gamble (Polity, 2021).

  9. Richard von Weizsäcker

    Richard von Weizsäcker

    Writing for PS since 2001
    7 Commentaries

    Richard von Weizsäcker is former President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

  10. Robin Wright

    Robin Wright

    Writing for PS since 1995
    6 Commentaries

    Diplomatic Correspondent, "Los Angeles Times."

  11. Wing Thye Woo

    Wing Thye Woo

    Writing for PS since 2008
    6 Commentaries

    Wing Thye Woo is a professor at the University of California, Davis, Sunway University in Kuala Lumpur, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. 

  12. James D. Wolfensohn

    James D. Wolfensohn

    Writing for PS since 2003
    6 Commentaries

    James Wolfensohn is Chairman of Wolfensohn & Co and a former President of the World Bank.

  13. Leon Willems

    Leon Willems

    Writing for PS since 2017
    6 Commentaries

    Leon Willems is Director of Free Press Unlimited.

  14. Nick Witney

    Nick Witney

    Writing for PS since 2008
    5 Commentaries

    Nick Witney, former Chief Executive of the European Defense Agency, is a senior policy fellow with the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).

  15. Andrew Wilson

    Andrew Wilson

    Writing for PS since 2008
    5 Commentaries

    Andrew Wilson is a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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