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  1. Shlomo Avineri

    Shlomo Avineri

    Writing for PS since 1997
    54 Commentaries

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

  2. Daron Acemoglu

    Daron Acemoglu

    Writing for PS since 2012
    48 Commentaries

    Daron Acemoglu, Professor of Economics at MIT, is co-author (with James A. Robinson) of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty (Profile, 2019) and The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (Penguin, 2020).

  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
    27 Commentaries

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

  5. Omar Ashour

    Omar Ashour

    Writing for PS since 2011
    26 Commentaries

    Omar Ashour, Senior Lecturer in Security Studies at the University of Exeter and a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Global Policy, is the author of The De-Radicalization of Jihadists: Transforming Armed Islamist Movements and Collusion to Collision: Islamist-Military Relations in Egypt.

  6. 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.

  7. Rabah Arezki

    Rabah Arezki

    Writing for PS since 2016
    12 Commentaries

    Rabah Arezki, former chief economist and vice president at the African Development Bank and former chief economist of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region, is a senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School.

  8. Mkhaimar Abusada

    Mkhaimar Abusada

    Writing for PS since 2004
    12 Commentaries

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

  9. M. Niaz Asadullah

    M. Niaz Asadullah

    Writing for PS since 2017
    10 Commentaries

    M. Niaz Asadullah, Professor of Development Economics at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, is Head of the Southeast Asia cluster of the Global Labor Organization.

  10. 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.

  11. Yuen Yuen Ang

    Yuen Yuen Ang

    Writing for PS since 2010
    10 Commentaries

    Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is the author of How China Escaped the Poverty Trap and China's Gilded Age.

  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. Per Ahlmark

    Per Ahlmark

    Writing for PS since 2001
    8 Commentaries

    Former Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden.

  14. 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.

  15. Simplice A. Asongu

    Simplice A. Asongu

    Writing for PS since 2013
    7 Commentaries

    Simplice A. Asongu is Lead Economist and Director of the African Governance and Development Institute.

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    Get Ready for Reverse Currency Wars

    Jeffrey Frankel

    With elevated global inflation likely to persist for some time, the prospect of competitive exchange-rate appreciations is looming larger. Instead of a race to the bottom in the currency market, there may be a scramble to the top – and poorer countries will likely suffer the most.

    warns that a series of competitive exchange-rate appreciations would hurt poorer economies the most.
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    The Fight of Our Lives

    George Soros

    Neither the invasion of Ukraine nor the deepening cold war between the West and China came out of the blue. The world has been increasingly engaged over the past half-decade, or longer, in a struggle between two diametrically opposed systems of governance: open society and closed society.

    frames the war in Ukraine as the latest battle for open-society ideals – one that implicates China as well.
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