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  1. Daron Acemoglu

    Daron Acemoglu

    Writing for PS since 2012
    76 Commentaries

    Daron Acemoglu, Institute Professor of Economics at MIT, is a co-author (with James A. Robinson) of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty (Profile, 2019) and a co-author (with Simon Johnson) of Power and Progress: Our Thousand-Year Struggle Over Technology and Prosperity (PublicAffairs, 2023).

  2. Shlomo Avineri

    Shlomo Avineri

    Writing for PS since 1997
    54 Commentaries

    Shlomo Avineri (1933-2023) was Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and served as director-general of Israel’s foreign ministry under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He was the author of, among others, Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish State and Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution.

  3. Alberto Alesina

    Alberto Alesina

    Writing for PS since 1998
    44 Commentaries

    Alberto Alesina was Professor of Economics at Harvard University.

  4. Helmut K. Anheier

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Writing for PS since 2017
    36 Commentaries

    Helmut K. Anheier, Professor of Sociology at the Hertie School in Berlin, is Adjunct Professor of Public Policy and Social Welfare at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.

  5. Omar Ashour

    Omar Ashour

    Writing for PS since 2011
    27 Commentaries

    Omar Ashour, Professor of Security and Military Studies and Founder of the Security Studies Programs at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, is the author of How ISIS Fights: Military Tactics in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Egypt (Edinburgh University Press, 2021).

  6. Rabah Arezki

    Rabah Arezki

    Writing for PS since 2016
    19 Commentaries

    Rabah Arezki, a director of research at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development (FERDI) and Harvard Kennedy School.

  7. Yuen Yuen Ang

    Yuen Yuen Ang

    Writing for PS since 2010
    16 Commentaries

    Yuen Yuen Ang, Professor of Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University, is the author of How China Escaped the Poverty Trap (Cornell University Press, 2016) and China’s Gilded Age (Cambridge University Press, 2020).

  8. M. Niaz Asadullah

    M. Niaz Asadullah

    Writing for PS since 2017
    14 Commentaries

    M. Niaz Asadullah, Professor of Development Economics at Monash University Malaysia, is Head of the Southeast Asia cluster of the Global Labor Organization.

  9. John Andrews

    John Andrews

    Writing for PS since 2016
    13 Commentaries

    John Andrews, a former editor and foreign correspondent for The Economist, is the author of The World in Conflict: Understanding the World’s Troublespots.

  10. Mkhaimar Abusada

    Mkhaimar Abusada

    Writing for PS since 2004
    12 Commentaries

    Mkhaimar Abusada is Professor of Political Science at Al-Azhar University in Gaza.

  11. Kofi A. Annan

    Kofi A. Annan

    Writing for PS since 2000
    10 Commentaries

    Kofi A. Annan, a former secretary-general of the United Nations and Nobel Peace laureate, was Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, which mobilizes political will to overcome threats to peace, development, and human rights. He also chaired the Elders and the Africa Progress Panel.

  12. Anas Alhajji

    Anas Alhajji

    Writing for PS since 2003
    10 Commentaries

    Anas Alhajji is an energy economist and the former chief economist at NGP Energy Capital Management.

  13. Nicholas Agar

    Nicholas Agar

    Writing for PS since 2019
    9 Commentaries

    Nicholas Agar is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and the author of How to Be Human in the Digital Economy (MIT Press, 2019). 

  14. Per Ahlmark

    Per Ahlmark

    Writing for PS since 2001
    8 Commentaries

    Former Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden.

  15. Hassan Abbas

    Hassan Abbas

    Writing for PS since 2007
    8 Commentaries

    Hassan Abbas is a Senior Advisor to Harvard's Kennedy School of Government's Belfer Centre and a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society.

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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.
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    How Europe Can Get the Green Deal Done

    Simone Tagliapietra proposes EU-level measures that would help offset the negative distributional effects of climate policy.
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    Reckoning With a New Authoritarian Bloc

    Joschka Fischer considers the implications of a northern Asian alliance that exists primarily to challenge American hegemony.
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    Is Europe Too Big for Further Enlargement?

    Ana Palacio warns that even if candidates meet accession criteria, decision-making processes would need to be reformed.
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    The Sino-American Trade War Benefits China’s Competitors

    Arvind Subramanian warns that escalating protectionism, while dangerous, could end up helping developing countries like India.

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