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  1. Wafa Abedin

    Wafa Abedin

    Writing for PS since 2024
    1 Commentary

    Wafa Abedin is a senior research assistant at the Brookings Institution.

  2. Anat R. Admati

    Anat R. Admati

    Writing for PS since 2012
    4 Commentaries

    Anat R. Admati, Professor of Finance and Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, is co-author (with Martin Hellwig) of The Bankers’ New Clothes: What’s Wrong with Banking and What to Do about It – New and Expanded Edition (Princeton University Press, 2024).

  3. Xiye Bastida

    Xiye Bastida

    Writing for PS since 2024
    1 Commentary

    Xiye Bastida, a climate-justice activist from the Otomi-Toltec indigenous community in Central Mexico, is an organizer with Fridays For Future and Co-Founder of the Re-Earth Initiative.

  4. Gareth Evans

    Gareth Evans

    Writing for PS since 2010
    76 Commentaries

    Gareth Evans was Australia’s Foreign Minister from 1988-96, President of the International Crisis Group from 2000-09, and Chancellor of Australian National University from 2010-19. He is the author of The Responsibility to Protect: Ending Mass Atrocity Crimes Once and For All (Brookings Institution Press, 2009).

  5. Dylan W. Groves

    Dylan W. Groves

    Writing for PS since 2024
    1 Commentary

    Dylan W. Groves is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lafayette College.

  6. Helena Kennedy

    Helena Kennedy

    Writing for PS since 2024
    1 Commentary

    Helena Kennedy, a member of the House of Lords, is Director of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute.

  7. Michael Krake

    Michael Krake

    Writing for PS since 2024
    1 Commentary

    Michael Krake is World Bank Group Executive Director for Germany.

  8. Graça Machel

    Graça Machel

    Writing for PS since 2009
    11 Commentaries

    Graça Machel, Deputy Chair of The Elders, is Founder of the Graça Machel Trust.

  9. Rakesh Mohan

    Rakesh Mohan

    Writing for PS since 2014
    5 Commentaries

    Rakesh Mohan, a former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India, is a member of the Economic Advisory Panel to the World Bank President Ajay Banga, President Emeritus of the Centre for Social and Economic Progress, and a member of the Task Force on Climate, Development, and the International Monetary Fund.

  10. Mohamed Nasheed

    Mohamed Nasheed

    Writing for PS since 2020
    3 Commentaries

    Mohamed Nasheed, a former president of the Maldives, is Founder and Secretary-General of the Climate Vulnerable Forum.

  11. Emmanuel Nyirinkindi

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi

    Writing for PS since 2024
    1 Commentary

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi is Vice President of Cross-Cutting Solutions at the International Finance Corporation.

  12. José Antonio Ocampo

    José Antonio Ocampo

    Writing for PS since 2006
    58 Commentaries

    José Antonio Ocampo, a former United Nations under-secretary-general and a former minister of finance and public credit of Colombia, is a professor at Columbia University, a member of the UN Committee for Development Policy, and a member of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation. He is the author of Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System (Oxford University Press, 2017) and co-author (with Luis Bértola) of The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence (Oxford University Press, 2012). 

  13. Carlos Ominami

    Carlos Ominami

    Writing for PS since 2023
    3 Commentaries

    Carlos Ominami is a former minister of economy of Chile.

  14. Robert Redford

    Robert Redford

    Writing for PS since 2024
    1 Commentary

    Robert Redford, Co-Founder of the Redford Center, is an actor, director, and producer.

  15. Wempi Saputra

    Wempi Saputra

    Writing for PS since 2023
    3 Commentaries

    Wempi Saputra is Executive Director of the World Bank Group of Southeast Asia.

  16. Anya Schiffrin

    Anya Schiffrin

    Writing for PS since 2012
    10 Commentaries

    Anya Schiffrin is Director of the Technology, Media, and Communications Specialization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

  17. Jessica Schnabel

    Jessica Schnabel

    Writing for PS since 2024
    1 Commentary

    Jessica Schnabel is Global Head of the International Finance Corporation’s Banking on Women business.

  18. Caroline Smiltneks

    Caroline Smiltneks

    Writing for PS since 2024
    1 Commentary

    Caroline Smiltneks is an undergraduate student in economics at Cornell University.

  19. Mu Sochua

    Mu Sochua

    Writing for PS since 2024
    1 Commentary

    Mu Sochua, a former Cambodian politician and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is President of the Khmer Movement for Democracy.

  20. Laurence Tubiana

    Laurence Tubiana

    Writing for PS since 2012
    20 Commentaries

    Laurence Tubiana, a former French ambassador to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, is CEO of the European Climate Foundation and a professor at Sciences Po, Paris.

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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.
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    Globalization vs. Democracy

    Kaushik Basu highlights the contradictions and vulnerabilities inherent in the current international order.
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    The West’s New Infrastructure Imperative

    Diane Coyle explains why a broader conception of the term could reflect a renewed interest in investing in the future.
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    An Iran-Israel War?

    Iran’s mass ballistic missile and drone attack on Israel last week raised anew the specter of a widening Middle East war that draws in Iran and its proxies, as well as Western countries like the United States. The urgent need to defuse tensions – starting by ending Israel’s war in Gaza and pursuing a lasting political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – is obvious, but can it be done?

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    What a Climate-Aligned IMF Would Look Like

    Mohamed Nasheed & Rakesh Mohan explain how the managing director can fully position the institution to help the most vulnerable countries.
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    The Key to Transforming African Health

    Jayati Ghosh highlights efforts to foster scientific innovation and drug manufacturing on the continent.
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    China’s Rebalancing Imperative

    Stephen S. Roach

    The most successful development stories almost always involve major shifts in the sources of economic growth, which in turn allow economies to reinvent themselves out of necessity or by design. In China, the interplay of mounting external pressures, lagging household consumption, and falling productivity will increasingly shape China’s policy choices in the years ahead.

    explains why the Chinese authorities should switch to a consumption- and productivity-led growth model.
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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami

    Designing a progressive anti-violence strategy that delivers the safety for which a huge share of Latin Americans crave is perhaps the most difficult challenge facing many of the region’s governments. But it is also the most important.

    urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.

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