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  1. Abdulla Naseer is Minister of State for Environment, Climate Change, and Technology for the Maldives.

  2. Irene Norstedt is Director of the People Directorate in the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission.

  3. Jennifer Nuzzo is a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, and an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

  4. Masashi Nishihara

    Masashi Nishihara

    Writing for PS since 1997
    2 Commentaries

    Director, National Defense Academy, Tokyo.

  5. Aryeh Neier

    Aryeh Neier

    Writing for PS since 1999
    63 Commentaries

    Aryeh Neier, President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations and a founder of Human Rights Watch, is author of The International Human Rights Movement: A History (Princeton University Press, 2012).

  6. Boris Nemtsov

    Boris Nemtsov

    Writing for PS since 2000
    2 Commentaries

    Boris Nemtsov was Russia's first deputy prime minister and a prominent opposition leader.

  7. Vyacheslav Nikonov

    Vyacheslav Nikonov

    Writing for PS since 2000
    4 Commentaries

    Vyacheslav Nikonov, one of Russia's leading political scientists, is President of the Politika Foundation, Moscow. He is a grandson of Vyacheslav Molotov.

  8. Dorothy Nelkin

    Dorothy Nelkin

    Writing for PS since 2001
    2 Commentaries

    Professor of Sociology, NYU.

  9. Pierre Nora

    Pierre Nora

    Writing for PS since 2001
    1 Commentary

    Director of studies, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris and a member of the Académie Française.

  10. M. I. Nadiri

    Writing for PS since 2002
    1 Commentary

    M. Ishaq Nadiri, who participated in the talks that created Afghanistan's interim government, is Professor of Economics at NYU and an economic advisor to Hamid Karzai, Afghanistan's interim leader.

  11. Julian Nida-Rümelin

    Julian Nida-Rümelin

    Writing for PS since 2002
    1 Commentary

    Germany's Minister for Cultural Affairs and Media. Professor of Philosophy at Göttingen University.

  12. Ethan A. Nadelmann

    Ethan A. Nadelmann

    Writing for PS since 2002
    1 Commentary

    The founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, which promotes alternatives to the global war on drugs and author of Cops Across Borders: The Internationalization of US Criminal Law Enforcement.

  13. Thomas Nagel

    Thomas Nagel

    Writing for PS since 2002
    2 Commentaries

    Professor of Law and Philosophy at NYU.

  14. Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr.

    Writing for PS since 2002
    259 Commentaries

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr., an emeritus professor at Harvard Kennedy School and a former US assistant secretary of defense, is the author of Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump (Oxford University Press, 2020) and A Life in the American Century (Polity Press, 2024).

  15. Hamid Narjisse

    Writing for PS since 2003
    1 Commentary

    Professor of Rangeland Ecology at Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II in Rabat, Morocco.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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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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