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  1. Richard Haass

    Richard Haass

    Writing for PS since 2000
    165 Commentaries

    Richard Haass, President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior counselor at Centerview Partners, previously served as Director of Policy Planning for the US State Department (2001-03), and was President George W. Bush's special envoy to Northern Ireland and Coordinator for the Future of Afghanistan. He is the author of The Bill of Obligations: The Ten Habits of Good Citizens (Penguin Press, 2023) and the weekly Substack newsletter Home & Away.

  2. Ricardo Hausmann

    Ricardo Hausmann

    Writing for PS since 2001
    115 Commentaries

    Ricardo Hausmann, a former minister of planning of Venezuela and former chief economist at the Inter-American Development Bank, is a professor at Harvard Kennedy School and Director of the Harvard Growth Lab.

  3. Christopher R. Hill

    Christopher R. Hill

    Writing for PS since 2010
    103 Commentaries

    Christopher R. Hill, former US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia, was US Ambassador to Iraq, South Korea, Macedonia, and Poland, a US special envoy for Kosovo, a negotiator of the Dayton Peace Accords, and the chief US negotiator with North Korea from 2005-2009. He is Chief Adviser to the Chancellor for Global Engagement and Professor of the Practice in Diplomacy at the University of Denver, and the author of Outpost: A Diplomat at Work.

  4. Koichi Hamada

    Koichi Hamada

    Writing for PS since 2013
    62 Commentaries

    Koichi Hamada, Professor Emeritus at Yale University, was a special adviser to former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō.

  5. Michael Heller

    Michael Heller

    Writing for PS since 2012
    60 Commentaries

    Michael G. Heller, author of Capitalism, Institutions, and Economic Development, has taught Southeast Asian and Latin American political economy in the UK, Argentina, and Australia.

  6. Václav Havel

    Václav Havel

    Writing for PS since 1996
    39 Commentaries

    Václav Havel was President of Czechoslovakia (1989-92) and President of the Czech Republic (1993-2003). An author and playwright, he was one of the principal authors of the human rights manifesto Charter 77, and remained an important voice in global affairs until his death in 2011.

  7. Kent Harrington

    Kent Harrington

    Writing for PS since 2015
    38 Commentaries

    Kent Harrington, a former senior CIA analyst, served as national intelligence officer for East Asia, chief of station in Asia, and the CIA’s director of public affairs.

  8. Antara Haldar

    Antara Haldar

    Writing for PS since 2019
    31 Commentaries

    Antara Haldar, Associate Professor of Empirical Legal Studies at the University of Cambridge, is a visiting faculty member at Harvard University and the principal investigator on a European Research Council grant on law and cognition.

  9. William A. Haseltine

    William A. Haseltine

    Writing for PS since 2020
    21 Commentaries

    William A. Haseltine, a scientist, biotech entrepreneur, and infectious disease expert, is Chair of the global health think tank ACCESS Health International.

  10. Werner Hoyer

    Werner Hoyer

    Writing for PS since 2017
    19 Commentaries

    Werner Hoyer is President of the European Investment Bank.

  11. Bernard Haykel

    Bernard Haykel

    Writing for PS since 2008
    19 Commentaries

    Bernard Haykel is Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. He is currently completing a book on Saudi Arabia’s modern history.

  12. Raphaël Hadas-Lebel

    Raphaël Hadas-Lebel

    Writing for PS since 2005
    18 Commentaries

    Raphaël Hadas-Lebel, author of Hundred and One Words about the French Democracy, is a former president of the Conseil d'État (State Council) Social Section and chaired the Conseil d’orientation des retraites (Pensions Advisory Council) from 2006 to 2015.

  13. Michael Heise

    Michael Heise

    Writing for PS since 2014
    15 Commentaries

    Michael Heise is Chief Economist of Allianz SE and the author of Emerging From the Euro Debt Crisis: Making the Single Currency Work.

  14. Larry Hatheway

    Larry Hatheway

    Writing for PS since 2015
    13 Commentaries

    Larry Hatheway, former Chief Economist at UBS and GAM Investments, is a co-founder of Jackson Hole Economics. 

  15. Yasheng Huang

    Yasheng Huang

    Writing for PS since 2001
    12 Commentaries

    Yasheng Huang, Professor of Global Economics and Management at MIT Sloan School of Management, is the author of the forthcoming book The Rise and the Fall of the EAST: How Exams, Autocracy, Stability, and Technology Brought China Success, and Why They Might Lead to Its Decline (Yale University Press, August 2023).

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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence

    A 2022 book argues that the only effective responses to government or market deficiencies come from civil society. When society is “malfunctioning” – for example, owing to deep polarization or fragmentation – that response mechanism is disrupted, and can even stop working altogether.

    considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.
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    Banking on the World Bank’s Knowledge

    Wempi Saputra identifies three areas in which the organization’s client countries could use more guidance.
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    The Algorithm and Its Discontents

    Mariana Mazzucato & Ilan Strauss

    Deploying algorithms to maximize user engagement is how Big Tech firms maximize shareholder value, with short-term profits often overriding longer-term business objectives. Now that AI is poised to supercharge the platform economy, new rules and governance structures are urgently needed to safeguard the public.

    propose five principles to ensure that the digital economy serves the public good before short-term profit.
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    Judgment Days for Democracy

    Nicholas Reed Langen suspects that judges will play an increasingly central role in protecting democracy against populist assaults.
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    A Global Cash-Transfer Fund Could End Extreme Poverty

    Cina Lawson & Rory Stewart show that the conditions are ripe for deploying lump-sum payments to the world’s poorest people.
  9. roach162_Kevin DietschGetty Images_christopherwray Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

    The Drums of US-China Cyber War

    Stephen S. Roach worries that irrational Sinophobia has become America's new bipartisan political orthodoxy.

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