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  1. Bjørn Lomborg

    Bjørn Lomborg

    Writing for PS since 2005
    181 Commentaries

    Bjørn Lomborg, a visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School, is Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. His books include The Skeptical Environmentalist, Cool It, How to Spend $75 Billion to Make the World a Better Place, The Nobel Laureates' Guide to the Smartest Targets for the World, and, most recently, Prioritizing Development. In 2004, he was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people for his research on the smartest ways to help the world. 

  2. Mark Leonard

    Mark Leonard

    Writing for PS since 2004
    77 Commentaries

    Mark Leonard, Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, is the author of The Age of Unpeace: How Connectivity Causes Conflict (Bantam Press, 2021).

  3. Bernard-Henri Lévy

    Bernard-Henri Lévy

    Writing for PS since 2015
    36 Commentaries

    Bernard-Henri Lévy is one of the founders of the “Nouveaux Philosophes” (New Philosophers) movement. His books include Left in Dark Times: A Stand Against the New Barbarism, American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville, and most recently, The Empire and the Five Kings

  4. Philippe Legrain

    Philippe Legrain

    Writing for PS since 2007
    35 Commentaries

    Philippe Legrain, a former economic adviser to the president of the European Commission, is Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute and the author of Them and Us: How Immigrants and Locals Can Thrive Together (Oneworld, 2020). 

  5. Zaki Laïdi

    Zaki Laïdi

    Writing for PS since 2012
    31 Commentaries

    Zaki Laïdi is Professor of International Relations at Sciences Po.

  6. Justin Yifu Lin

    Justin Yifu Lin

    Writing for PS since 2009
    27 Commentaries

    Justin Yifu Lin, a former chief economist at the World Bank, is Dean of the Institute of New Structural Economics and Dean of the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development.

  7. Christine Lagarde

    Christine Lagarde

    Writing for PS since 2009
    14 Commentaries

    Christine Lagarde, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, is President of the European Central Bank. She previously served as France’s finance minister from 2007-2011.

  8. Susan Lund

    Susan Lund

    Writing for PS since 2013
    13 Commentaries

    Susan Lund is a partner at McKinsey & Company and a leader at the McKinsey Global Institute.

  9. Noëlle Lenoir

    Noëlle Lenoir

    Writing for PS since 2002
    12 Commentaries

    Noëlle Lenoir is a former member of France’s Conseil Constitutionnel, the Conseil d’Etat, and a former minister for Europe.

  10. Carlos Lopes

    Carlos Lopes

    Writing for PS since 2017
    11 Commentaries

    Carlos Lopes, a professor at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town, is a member of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.

  11. F. Stephen Larrabee

    F. Stephen Larrabee

    Writing for PS since 2007
    11 Commentaries

    F. Stephen Larrabee holds the Distinguished Chair in European Security at the Rand Corporation, and served on the National Security Council staff in the Carter Administration.

  12. Jean-Pierre Lehmann

    Jean-Pierre Lehmann

    Writing for PS since 2001
    10 Commentaries

    Jean-Pierre Lehmann is Emeritus Professor of International Political Economy at IMD, Switzerland, Founder of The Evian Group, and Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University and NIIT University in Neemrana Rajasthan.

  13. Pascal Lamy

    Pascal Lamy

    Writing for PS since 2009
    9 Commentaries

    Pascal Lamy, President of the Paris Peace Forum, is a former director-general of the World Trade Organization and EU trade commissioner.

  14. Roberto Laserna

    Roberto Laserna

    Writing for PS since 2003
    8 Commentaries

    Roberto Laserna is an economist at CERES, a private research center in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and President of Fundacion Milenio, a think tank in La Paz.

  15. Nicholas Reed Langen

    Nicholas Reed Langen

    Writing for PS since 2019
    8 Commentaries

    Nicholas Reed Langen, a 2021 re:constitution fellow, edits the LSE Public Policy Review and writes on the British constitution for The Justice Gap.

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    A Stagflationary Debt Crisis Looms

    Nouriel Roubini

    There is ample reason to worry that major economies like the United States are heading for a recession, accompanied by cascading financial turmoil. Some of the worst elements of both the 1970s and the 2008 crash are now in play, with equity markets likely to move deeper into bear territory.

    says six factors will determine how bad the next downturn will be for the real economy and equity markets.
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    The US Front in the Global War on Women

    Ngaire Woods

    There is evidence from around the world that the liberty of women is under attack, including in proud democracies. Against this backdrop, the US Supreme Court’s elimination of the federal right to abortion is a particularly egregious offense against women.

    notes that the Supreme Court’s elimination of the federal right to abortion accompanies rising gender violence.

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