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  1. Fintan O'Toole is the Leonard L. Milberg Visiting Lecturer in Irish Letters at Princeton University, columnist at the Irish Times, and the author of Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain.  


  2. Jenny Odell is an artist, educator, and the author of How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy.

  3. Alassane Ouattara

    Alassane Ouattara

    1 Commentary

    Alassane Ouattara is President of Ivory Coast.

  4. Mancur Olson

    Mancur Olson

    Writing for PS since 1996
    2 Commentaries

    Late Professor of Economics at the University Maryland; Author; Head of the Center on Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector at University Maryland.

  5. Viktor Orbán

    Viktor Orbán

    Writing for PS since 1999
    2 Commentaries

    Viktor Orbán is Prime Minister of Hungary.

  6. Dara O'Rourke

    Writing for PS since 2001
    1 Commentary

    Professor of Politics at MIT.

  7. Martha Brill Olcott

    Martha Brill Olcott

    Writing for PS since 2001
    1 Commentary

    Senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her book Kazakhstan: Unfulfilled Promise was published in 2001.

  8. Claus Offe

    Claus Offe

    Writing for PS since 2002
    1 Commentary

    Professor of Political Science, Humbolt University, Berlin.

  9. Kenichi Ohmae

    Kenichi Ohmae

    Writing for PS since 2002
    4 Commentaries

    One of the world's leading business strategists. He is President of Ohmae & Associates and has advised many of Japan's governments.

  10. Peter Osterman

    Writing for PS since 2002
    1 Commentary

    Pseudonym of a senior European diplomat with long experience in China.

  11. 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.

  12. Manuel Orozco

    Manuel Orozco

    Writing for PS since 2002
    2 Commentaries

    Manuel Orozco is a senior researcher at Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of International Migration.

  13. Lucjan T. Orlowski

    Lucjan T. Orlowski

    Writing for PS since 2002
    2 Commentaries

    Leading Polish economist, Professor of Economics at Sacred Heart University.

  14. David Onoprishvili

    David Onoprishvili

    Writing for PS since 2003
    1 Commentary

    David Onoprishvili is a former Minster of Finance of Georgia and now teaches at Vanderbilt University.

  15. Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

    Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

    Writing for PS since 2004
    2 Commentaries

    Chidi Anselm Odinkalu is Senior Legal Officer for the Africa Program of the Open Society Justice Initiative.

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    The Dangerous Retreat into Protectionism

    Carl Bildt warns that nothing good will come from a more deeply fragmented global economy.
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    The Case for Ukraine’s NATO Accession

    Yuriy Gorodnichenko & Ilona Sologoub explain why giving in to the Kremlin’s nuclear blackmail could push the alliance into a death spiral.
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    Don’t Believe the AI Hype

    Daron Acemoglu

    If you listen to tech industry leaders, business-sector forecasters, and much of the media, you may believe that recent advances in generative AI will soon bring extraordinary productivity benefits, revolutionizing life as we know it. Yet neither economic theory nor the data support such exuberant forecasts.

    finds nothing to support widely cited assessments of the technology’s near-term potential.
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    What the China Pessimists Are Getting Wrong

    Yu Yongding rejects gloomy narratives about the economy’s prospects and proposes ways to revive growth.
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    A Big Step Forward for Liver Health

    Danjuma Adda explains how new hepatitis guidelines from the World Health Organization could reduce cancer deaths in Africa.
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    The Fragile Fraternity of China and Russia

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Vladimir Putin’s recent state visit to Beijing – his first trip abroad since being inaugurated for a fifth term – was practically a mirror image of Mao Zedong’s visit to Moscow 75 years ago, when Stalin looked down on his guest. There is little reason to think that the bilateral relationship will prove more resilient this time.

    doubts that two countries with such diverging interests will be able to build a lasting partnership.
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    The Global Economy Is More Vulnerable Than It Seems

    Bertrand Badré & Yves Tiberghien identify five factors driving a potentially catastrophic trend toward fragmentation.
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    The Myth of Central-Bank Independence

    Robert Skidelsky thinks the time has come to transfer power from technocrats back to elected officials.
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    The Gig Economy vs. America’s Workers

    Sandeep Vaheesan warns that proposed ballot initiatives in Massachusetts would legalize exploitative employment practices.

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