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  1. J. Bradford DeLong

    J. Bradford DeLong

    Writing for PS since 2002
    239 Commentaries

    J. Bradford DeLong is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He was Deputy Assistant US Treasury Secretary during the Clinton Administration, where he was heavily involved in budget and trade negotiations. His role in designing the bailout of Mexico during the 1994 peso crisis placed him at the forefront of Latin America’s transformation into a region of open economies, and cemented his stature as a leading voice in economic-policy debates.

  2. Kemal Derviş

    Kemal Derviş

    Writing for PS since 2003
    121 Commentaries

    Kemal Derviş, a former minister of economic affairs of Turkey and administrator for the United Nations Development Programme, is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

  3. Howard Davies

    Howard Davies

    Writing for PS since 2009
    79 Commentaries

    Howard Davies, the first chairman of the United Kingdom’s Financial Services Authority (1997-2003), is Chairman of NatWest Group. He was Director of the London School of Economics (2003-11) and served as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England and Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry.

  4. Elizabeth Drew

    Elizabeth Drew

    Writing for PS since 2015
    76 Commentaries

    Elizabeth Drew is a Washington-based journalist and the author, most recently, of Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's Downfall.

  5. Esther Dyson

    Esther Dyson

    Writing for PS since 2000
    74 Commentaries

    Esther Dyson, Chairman of EDventure Holdings, is an entrepreneur and angel investor concentrating on emerging markets and technologies. She is a board member of numerous companies, including 23andMe, Eventful, Meetup, NewspaperDirect, Voxiva, WPP Group, XCOR Aerospace, and Yandex, and was an early investor in such notable start-ups as Evernote, Flickr, Mashery, Medstory, Omada Health, and Square.

  6. Rüdiger Dornbusch

    Rüdiger Dornbusch

    Writing for PS since 1995
    60 Commentaries

    Rüdiger Dornbusch was Professor of Economics at MIT.

  7. Ralf Dahrendorf

    Ralf Dahrendorf

    Writing for PS since 1999
    57 Commentaries

    Ralf Dahrendorf (1929-2009), was the author of numerous acclaimed books and a European Commissioner from Germany, member of the British House of Lords, Director of the London School of Economics, and Warden of St. Antony's College, Oxford.

  8. Ian Davidson

    Ian Davidson

    Writing for PS since 1996
    37 Commentaries

    Ian Davidson is an adviser to, and a columnist for, the European Policy Centre, Brussels. A former columnist for the Financial Times, his most recent book is Voltaire in Exile.

  9. Ishac Diwan

    Ishac Diwan

    Writing for PS since 2013
    20 Commentaries

    Ishac Diwan, a professor at the École Normale Supérieure, Paris, holds the Chaire d’Excellence Monde Arabe at Paris Sciences et Lettres.

  10. Angus Deaton

    Angus Deaton

    Writing for PS since 2015
    16 Commentaries

    Angus Deaton, the 2015 Nobel laureate in economics, is Professor Emeritus of Economics and International Affairs at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and Presidential Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California. He is the co-author of Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism, Princeton University Press, 2020.

  11. Graciana del Castillo

    Graciana del Castillo

    Writing for PS since 2000
    14 Commentaries

    Graciana del Castillo was a Uruguayan-American economist and a political and economic risk analyst. As a director of Latin American sovereign ratings at Standard & Poor’s, she led the upgrade of Mexico’s credit rating to investment grade in 2002.

  12. Donna Dickenson

    Donna Dickenson

    Writing for PS since 2008
    13 Commentaries

    Donna Dickenson, Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics and Humanities at the University of London, is the author of Me Medicine vs. We Medicine.

  13. Hugo Drochon

    Hugo Drochon

    Writing for PS since 2016
    12 Commentaries

    Hugo Drochon, Assistant Professor of Political Theory at the University of Nottingham, is the author of Nietzsche’s Great Politics (Princeton University Press, 2016).

  14. Vishakha N. Desai

    Vishakha N. Desai

    Writing for PS since 2007
    10 Commentaries

    Vishakha N. Desai is President of the Asia Society.

  15. Denise Dresser

    Denise Dresser

    Writing for PS since 2003
    9 Commentaries

    Denise Dresser is Professor of Political Science, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.

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    The Language of Ukrainian Resistance

    Volodymyr Rafeyenko interviewed by Marci Shore

    The war in Ukraine has raised profound questions of political identity and its relationship to language. What happens to a novelist who writes in the invaders' tongue but no longer has anything to say to them in it?

    discuss the politics of language and literature, and the experience of being a refugee in one’s own country.
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    Is Crypto in Terminal Decline?

    Some have long argued that private digital money and the technology underpinning it will revolutionize finance in the long term. But with Bitcoin plunging, stablecoins collapsing, and crypto lenders freezing withdrawals, we asked PS commentators whether the industry has a future.

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