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  1. Jim O'Neill

    Jim O'Neill

    Writing for PS since 2008
    131 Commentaries

    Jim O’Neill, a former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management and a former UK treasury minister, is a member of the Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development.

  2. José Antonio Ocampo

    José Antonio Ocampo

    Writing for PS since 2006
    57 Commentaries

    José Antonio Ocampo, a former United Nations under-secretary-general and a former minister of finance and public credit of Colombia, is a professor at Columbia University, a member of the UN Committee for Development Policy, and a member of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation. He is the author of Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System (Oxford University Press, 2017) and co-author (with Luis Bértola) of The Economic Development of Latin America since Independence (Oxford University Press, 2012). 

  3. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

    Writing for PS since 2010
    28 Commentaries

    Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, is a former finance minister and foreign affairs minister of Nigeria and board chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. She is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Global Public Leader at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a co-chair of the Global Commission on the Economics of Water.

  4. Ike Okonta

    Ike Okonta

    Writing for PS since 2002
    15 Commentaries

    Ike Okonta, an Abuja-based policy analyst and writer, is currently a fellow of the Open Society Institute, New York.

  5. Djoomart Otorbaev

    Djoomart Otorbaev

    Writing for PS since 2020
    14 Commentaries

    Djoomart Otorbaev, a former prime minister of Kyrgyzstan, is the author of Central Asia’s Economic Rebirth in the Shadow of the New Great Game (Routledge, 2023).

  6. Mitchell A. Orenstein

    Mitchell A. Orenstein

    Writing for PS since 2008
    12 Commentaries

    Mitchell A. Orenstein, Professor of Russian and East European Studies and Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and author of The Lands in Between: Russia vs. the West and the New Politics of Hybrid War (Oxford University Press, 2019.

  7. Isabel Ortiz

    Isabel Ortiz

    Writing for PS since 2008
    7 Commentaries

    Isabel Ortiz, Director of the Global Social Justice Program at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, is a former director of the International Labor Organization and UNICEF, and a former senior official at the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank.

  8. Tarek Osman

    Tarek Osman

    Writing for PS since 2013
    6 Commentaries

    Tarek Osman is the author of Islamism: What It Means for the Middle East and the World (Yale University Press, 2016) and Egypt on the Brink (Yale University Press, 2010).

  9. Vartan Oskanian

    Vartan Oskanian

    Writing for PS since 2008
    6 Commentaries

    Vartan Oskanian, a member of Armenia’s National Assembly and a former foreign minister (1998-2008), is the founder of the Yerevan-based Civilitas Foundation.

  10. Olusegun Obasanjo

    Olusegun Obasanjo

    Writing for PS since 2012
    6 Commentaries

    Olusegun Obasanjo, a former president of Nigeria (1976-79, 1999-2007), is a commissioner of the Global Commission on Drug Policy.

  11. John O'Brennan

    John O'Brennan

    Writing for PS since 2008
    6 Commentaries

    John O’ Brennan is Director of European Studies and a lecturer in European Politics at the National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM).

  12. Fania Oz-Salzberger

    Fania Oz-Salzberger

    Writing for PS since 2008
    5 Commentaries

    Fania Oz-Salzberger is Professor at Haifa and Monash Universities and the 2009/10 Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University's Center for Human Values.

  13. Arkebe Oqubay

    Arkebe Oqubay

    Writing for PS since 2020
    5 Commentaries

    Arkebe Oqubay, a senior minister and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, is a distinguished fellow at the Overseas Development Institute and the author, most recently, of African Economic Development: Evidence, Theory, Policy (Oxford University Press, 2020) and The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Hubs and Economic Development (Oxford University Press, 2020).

  14. Tim O'Reilly

    Tim O'Reilly

    Writing for PS since 2021
    5 Commentaries

    Tim O’Reilly, Founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc., is a visiting professor at University College London Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose and the author of WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us (Harper Business, 2017).

  15. Michael O’Sullivan

    Michael O’Sullivan

    Writing for PS since 2013
    4 Commentaries

    Michael O’Sullivan is Chief Investment Officer in the International Wealth Management Division at Credit Suisse.

  1. jlevy3_MANDEL NGANAFP via Getty Images_imfworldbankmeetings Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

    The Bretton Woods Institutions We Need

    Joaquim Levy, et al. explain how the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank can rise to current global challenges.
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    The World Cannot Afford to Ignore the Poorest Countries

    Indermit Gill & M. Ayhan Kose warn that a growing gap between the world’s haves and have-nots will undercut global goals.
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    The World Is Still on Fire

    Lawrence H. Summers & N.K. Singh

    For the last several years, world leaders have made big promises and laid out bold plans to mitigate the climate crisis and help the neediest countries adapt. At this year's World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings, they must demonstrate that they can fulfill these promises, rather than simply touting new ones.

    think policymakers need to get four things right to shore up the credibility of the international system.
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    Israel Must End the Gaza War

    Dennis Ross

    With the exception of the extreme right, no one in Israel wants to be stuck in Gaza, responsible for 2.4 million Palestinians, and facing a likely insurgency. Israel can end this war soon and save those hostages who are still alive, having demilitarized Gaza and set the stage for an alternative to Hamas.

    thinks the only strategic objective that matters is close – or close enough – to being met.
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    A Weak, Uneven Global Recovery

    Eswar Prasad & Caroline Smiltneks explain why domestic political divisions and inflationary pressures jeopardize current market optimism.
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    Will Cambridge Support Free Speech?

    Peter Singer examines the university’s ongoing case against Nathan Cofnas, a research fellow who advocates “race realism.”
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    Can China Get Out of Its Rut?

    China’s authorities have powerful economic-policy levers at their disposal to achieve their 5% growth target this year and put the economy on a more sustainable long-term growth path. But several trends – from the shift toward state capitalism to population aging to the loss of goodwill between Chinese and Americans – could thwart China’s ambition to join the ranks of high-income countries by mid-century.

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    China Stifles Its Own Debate

    Stephen S. Roach bemoans the transformation of the country’s most important platform for open dialogue into a schmooze-fest.
  9. pdoyle1_ISSOUF SANOGOAFP via Getty Images_cfa franc ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP via Getty Images

    Leaving Africa’s Colonial-Era Currency Will Be Hard, But May Be Wise

    Peter Doyle considers how exiting the CFA franc zone could benefit Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger, despite the challenges.

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