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  1. Kandeh Yumkella is a former United Nations under-secretary-general and a former special representative of the secretary-general for Sustainable Energy for All.

  2. Viktor Yushchenko

    Viktor Yushchenko

    Writing for PS since 2000
    2 Commentaries

    Victor Yushchenko is a former president of Ukraine (2005-10).

  3. Yevgeny Yasin

    Yevgeny Yasin

    Writing for PS since 2001
    2 Commentaries

    Yevgeny Yasin, a former Russian Minister for the Economy under President Yeltsin, is Research director at the Supreme School of Economics in Moscow.

  4. Grigory Yavlinsky

    Grigory Yavlinsky

    Writing for PS since 2002
    4 Commentaries

    Grigory Yavlinsky is Chairman of the Russian United Democratic Party Yabloko.

  5. Shunli Yao

    Writing for PS since 2002
    1 Commentary

    Shunli Yao is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy, Beijing.

  6. Michael Young

    Michael Young

    Writing for PS since 2005
    4 Commentaries

    Michael Young is the opinion editor of the Daily Star newspaper and the author of The Ghosts of Martyrs Square: An Eyewitness Account of Lebanon’s Life Struggle.

  7. Pan Yue

    Pan Yue

    Writing for PS since 2006
    1 Commentary

    Pan Yue is a former Chinese deputy minister of environment.

  8. A.B. Yehoshua

    A.B. Yehoshua

    Writing for PS since 2008
    11 Commentaries

    A. B. Yehoshua is one of Israel’s preeminent novelists. His latest book is Friendly Fire.

  9. Gary Yohe

    Gary Yohe

    Writing for PS since 2008
    2 Commentaries

    Gary Yohe is Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University.

  10. Igor Yurgens

    Writing for PS since 2008
    1 Commentary

    Igor Yurgens is Chairman of the Board of the Modern Development Institute.

  11. H P. Young

    Writing for PS since 2008
    1 Commentary

    H. Peyton Young is Professor of Economics at Oxford University and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.

  12. Yoon Young-kwan

    Yoon Young-kwan

    Writing for PS since 2008
    30 Commentaries

    Yoon Young-kwan, a former South Korean minister of foreign affairs and trade, is Chairman of the Asan Institute for Policy Studies.

  13. Irina Yasina

    Writing for PS since 2008
    2 Commentaries

    Irina Yasina is an analyst at the Institute of Transitional Economy, a weekly economic commentator for RIA Novosti, and a representative of the Open Russia Foundation.

  14. Mohammed Yaghi

    Mohammed Yaghi

    Writing for PS since 2009
    1 Commentary

    Mohammad Yaghi is a Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
  2. buruma211_VANO SHLAMOVAFP via Getty Image_navalny Vano Shlamov/AFP via Getty Images

    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

    Ian Buruma

    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
  3. velasco145_Amarjeet Kumar SinghAnadolu Agency via Getty Images Amarjeet Kumar Singh/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
  4. nabi6_Monika Skolimowskapicture alliance via Getty Images_ai health Monika Skolimowska/picture alliance via Getty Images

    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
  5. op_fofack3_Sean GallupGetty Images_rutogeorgieva Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
  6. spence170_Biplov BhuyanHindustan Times via Getty Images_wsupreme court india Biplov Bhuyan/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
  7. haldar31_Sefa KaracanAnadolu AgencyGetty Images_navalny Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
  8. rbrooks1_Markus Scholzpicture alliance via Getty Images_germanyshipping Markus Scholz/picture alliance via Getty Images

    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
  9. thallinger3_Sean GallupGetty Images_fossil fuels Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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