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  1. Shlomo Ben-Ami

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    Writing for PS since 2006
    218 Commentaries

    Shlomo Ben-Ami, a former Israeli foreign minister, is Vice President of the Toledo International Center for Peace and the author of Prophets without Honor: The 2000 Camp David Summit and the End of the Two-State Solution (Oxford University Press, 2022).

  2. Carl Bildt

    Carl Bildt

    Writing for PS since 2009
    125 Commentaries

    Carl Bildt was Sweden’s foreign minister from 2006 to 2014 and prime minister from 1991 to 1994, when he negotiated Sweden’s EU accession. A renowned international diplomat, he served as EU Special Envoy to the Former Yugoslavia, High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, UN Special Envoy to the Balkans, and Co-Chairman of the Dayton Peace Conference. He is Co-Chair of the European Council on Foreign Relations. 

  3. Gordon Brown

    Gordon Brown

    Writing for PS since 2010
    109 Commentaries

    Gordon Brown, a former prime minister of the United Kingdom, is UN Special Envoy for Global Education and Chair of Education Cannot Wait.

  4. Kaushik Basu

    Kaushik Basu

    Writing for PS since 2002
    103 Commentaries

    Kaushik Basu, a former chief economist of the World Bank and chief economic adviser to the Government of India, is Professor of Economics at Cornell University and a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

  5. Michael J. Boskin

    Michael J. Boskin

    Writing for PS since 2009
    96 Commentaries

    Michael J. Boskin is Professor of Economics at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He was Chairman of George H.W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1989 to 1993, and headed the so-called Boskin Commission, a congressional advisory body that highlighted errors in official US inflation estimates.

  6. Willem H. Buiter

    Willem H. Buiter

    Writing for PS since 2018
    55 Commentaries

    Willem H. Buiter, a former chief economist at Citibank and former member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, is an independent economic adviser.

  7. Erik Berglöf

    Erik Berglöf

    Writing for PS since 2008
    40 Commentaries

    Erik Berglöf is Chief Economist of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. 

  8. Christoph Bertram

    Christoph Bertram

    Writing for PS since 1994
    35 Commentaries

    Christoph Bertram is a former director of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Berlin. 

  9. Ian Bremmer

    Ian Bremmer

    Writing for PS since 2006
    32 Commentaries

    Ian Bremmer, Founder and President of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, is a member of the Executive Committee of the UN High-level Advisory Body on Artificial Intelligence.

  10. Shahid Javed Burki

    Shahid Javed Burki

    Writing for PS since 2010
    31 Commentaries

    Shahid Javed Burki, a former finance minister of Pakistan and vice president of the World Bank, is Chairman of the Shahid Javed Burki Institute of Public Policy.

  11. Bertrand Badré

    Bertrand Badré

    Writing for PS since 2014
    31 Commentaries

    Bertrand Badré, a former managing director of the World Bank, is CEO and Founder of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital and the author of Can Finance Save the World? (Berrett-Koehler, 2018).

  12. Jagdish Bhagwati

    Jagdish Bhagwati

    Writing for PS since 2010
    28 Commentaries

    Jagdish Bhagwati is University Professor of Law and Economics at Columbia University and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. A renowned expert on international trade, he has served in top-level advisory positions for the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, including Economic Policy Adviser to the Director-General, GATT (1991-93), and Special Adviser to the UN on globalization. He is the author of many books, including In Defense of Globalization.

  13. Tony Blair

    Tony Blair

    Writing for PS since 2009
    26 Commentaries

    Tony Blair, a former prime minister of the United Kingdom, is Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

  14. Barak Barfi

    Barak Barfi

    Writing for PS since 2011
    26 Commentaries

    Barak Barfi is a former research fellow at New America and a former visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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    Why Is China’s Consumption Rate So Low?

    Zhang Jun thinks Chinese households are spending more than official data indicate, but that more support is needed.
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    South Korea Is Caught in the Crossfire of the US-China Trade War

    Anne O. Krueger warns that America’s recent policy shifts could jeopardize a critical strategic alliance in East Asia.
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    What to Do About the Taliban’s Gender Apartheid

    Gordon Brown proposes how international pressure can be brought to bear to reverse the regime's ban on girls' education.
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    What Labour Needs to Succeed

    Mariana Mazzucato & Sarah Doyle share lessons from other countries about how to implement an effective industrial strategy.
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    Restore the Olympic Peace

    Dmitry Muratov, et al.

    When the Olympics were held in ancient times, the frequent wars between the Greek city states were suspended. If the billions of people who will watch this summer's Paris Olympic Games were to take inspiration from this history and call for ceasefires in today's wars, how many lives might be saved?

    see the Paris Summer Games as an ideal moment to advocate ceasefires and negotiations in ongoing wars.
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    The Trump Shooting Reveals the Hallmarks of American Political Violence

    Mattia Ferraresi

    As ugly as it may sound, the attempt to assassinate Donald Trump is somewhat normal, in the sense that it is consistent with a widespread pattern of recourse to brute force in American life. And a constant feature of American political violence is the vicious rhetorical battle that follows every incident.

    highlights two predictable effects of the attempt to assassinate the former president.
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    Supporting Sexual and Reproductive Health Is Good Business

    Natalia Kanem argues that investing in employees’ well-being will help companies attract and retain top talent.
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    Can Democracy Win in 2024?

    Chris Patten highlights the challenges mainstream parties face as they try to boost growth and improve public services.
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    Finding a New French Majority

    Jean Pisani-Ferry assesses what must happen to form a stable government after an election that produced a hung parliament.

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