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  1. Frans D. Waal

    Frans D. Waal

    Writing for PS since 2002
    1 Commentary

    Frans de Waal, a Dutch-born zoologist, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Living Links Center at Emory University, in Atlanta. His most recent book is The Ape and the Sushi Master.

  2. Shiro Wachira

    Shiro Wachira

    Writing for PS since 2018
    1 Commentary

    Shiro Wachira is a project specialist on the microfinance partnerships team at One Acre Fund.

  3. Andrew Wachtel

    Andrew Wachtel

    Writing for PS since 2017
    2 Commentaries

    Andrew Wachtel is President of the American University of Central Asia.

  4. Mathis Wackernagel

    Mathis Wackernagel

    Writing for PS since 2015
    1 Commentary

    Mathis Wackernagel is the co-creator of the Ecological Footprint and President and Co-founder of the Global Footprint Network.

  5. Daniel A. Wagner

    Daniel A. Wagner

    Writing for PS since 2015
    1 Commentary

    Daniel A. Wagner is UNESCO Chair in Learning and Literacy, Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, and Director of the International Literacy Institute.

  6. Gernot Wagner

    Gernot Wagner

    Writing for PS since 2016
    27 Commentaries

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

  7. Martin Wagner

    Martin Wagner

    Writing for PS since 2016
    1 Commentary

    Martin Wagner is the managing attorney of the International Program of Earthjustice, the largest non-profit environmental law organization in the United States.

  8. Sameh Wahba

    Sameh Wahba

    Writing for PS since 2018
    1 Commentary

    Sameh Wahba is Global Director for Urban and Territorial Development, Disaster Risk Management, and Resilience at the World Bank.

  9. Zaki Wahhaj

    Zaki Wahhaj

    Writing for PS since 2017
    3 Commentaries

    Zaki Wahhaj is an associate professor at the University of Kent.

  10. Margareta Wahlström

    Margareta Wahlström

    Writing for PS since 2012
    5 Commentaries

    Margareta Wahlström is Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

  11. Silvio Waisbord

    Silvio Waisbord

    Writing for PS since 2012
    1 Commentary

    Silvio Waisbord, a professor at the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics and the author of the forthcoming book Reinventing Professionalism: News and Journalism in Global Perspective.

  12. Yoshibumi Wakamiya

    Yoshibumi Wakamiya

    Writing for PS since 2001
    2 Commentaries

    Yoshibumi Wakamiya is the Managing Editor of "Asahi Shimbun." Author of The Postwar Conservative View Of Asia.

  13. Jerome C. Wakefield

    Jerome C. Wakefield

    Writing for PS since 2009
    3 Commentaries

    Jerome C. Wakefield is Professor of Social Work and Professor of Psychiatry at New York University and author (with Allan V. Horwitz) of The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder.

  14. John Walcott

    John Walcott

    Writing for PS since 2018
    2 Commentaries

    John Walcott has covered foreign policy and national security for Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications, and is an adjunct professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

  15. Arnoldo Wald

    Arnoldo Wald

    Writing for PS since 2018
    1 Commentary

    Arnoldo Wald is a professor of law at Rio de Janeiro State University.

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    How the G20 Could Help Eliminate Hunger and Extreme Poverty

    Kevin Watkins urges the group’s members to harness their economic and political power to advance shared development targets.
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    A Hillbilly Elegy for Ukraine and the West

    Carl Bildt considers the disastrous implications of US vice-presidential nominee J.D. Vance’s worldview.
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    We Are All Biomass

    Slavoj Žižek sees our shared environmental predicament as a stronger basis for solidarity than appeals to compassion.
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    Mordecai Kurz on market power, Big Tech, antitrust, and more

    Mordecai Kurz explains how technology firms abuse patent law to establish and preserve monopolies, criticizes the US Supreme Court’s approach to market power, sheds light on the relationship between innovation and inequality, and more.
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    Biden Rejects the Drug of Power

    Nina L. Khrushcheva

    Joe Biden's decision to drop out of the presidential race reflects a humility that is far more likely to be found among democratic leaders than authoritarians. But as Donald Trump has shown – with his efforts to overturn the 2020 election and his vow to be a dictator “on day one” – such humility is never guaranteed.

    praises the US president for stepping aside to let a younger candidate take over.
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    Impunity for Authoritarians Fuels Political Violence

    Maciej Kisilowski explains why allowing corrupt leaders to evade justice can stoke public fear and discontent.
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    As Disinformation Thrives, Democracy Dies

    Nishant Lalwani, et al. argue that increased aid for independent media is necessary to defend press freedom in the developing world.
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    The Dead Hand of Neoliberalism Is Blocking Green Growth

    Laura Carvalho sees rich countries pursuing industrial strategies while poorer countries are prevented from following suit.
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    Will the Democrats Win After Biden’s Withdrawal?

    Richard Haass

    US President Joe Biden’s decision to drop out of the 2024 presidential race has revived the Democrats’ chances of victory. Given the profound differences between the two parties, it is difficult to exaggerate just how much is at stake when Americans vote this November.

    explains how the new Democratic nominee could get out from under the shadow of an unpopular president.

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