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  1. Andrés Velasco

    Andrés Velasco

    Writing for PS since 2001
    147 Commentaries

    Andrés Velasco, a former finance minister of Chile, is Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  2. Yanis Varoufakis

    Yanis Varoufakis

    Writing for PS since 2015
    114 Commentaries

    Yanis Varoufakis, a former finance minister of Greece, is leader of the MeRA25 party and Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. 

  3. Guy Verhofstadt

    Guy Verhofstadt

    Writing for PS since 2011
    45 Commentaries

    Guy Verhofstadt, a former Belgian prime minister, is President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group (ALDE) in the European Parliament and the author of Europe’s Last Chance: Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union.

  4. Xavier Vives

    Xavier Vives

    Writing for PS since 2000
    18 Commentaries

    Xavier Vives, Professor of Economics and Finance at IESE Business School, is the co-author (with Darrell Duffie, Thierry Foucault, and Laura Veldkamp) of the report Technology and Finance.

  5. Álvaro de Vasconcelos

    Álvaro de Vasconcelos

    Writing for PS since 2004
    12 Commentaries

    Álvaro de Vasconcelos is Director of Projects for the Arab Reform Initiative (ARI), a consortium of 16 think tanks in the Arab world and the West, and coordinator of the Global Governance Group (GG 10). He was formerly Director of the European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris, and the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (IEEI) in Lisbon.

  6. Mabel van Oranje

    Mabel van Oranje

    Writing for PS since 2005
    8 Commentaries

    Mabel van Oranje, a former CEO of The Elders, is Co-Founder of Girls Not Brides.

  7. Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

    Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga

    Writing for PS since 2011
    6 Commentaries

    Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, a former president of Latvia (1999-2007), is Co-Chair of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center in Baku.

  8. Ulrich Volz

    Ulrich Volz

    Writing for PS since 2020
    6 Commentaries

    Ulrich Volz, Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Sustainable Finance at SOAS, University of London, is Co-Chair of the Debt Relief for Green and Inclusive Recovery Project.

  9. Margrethe Vestager

    Margrethe Vestager

    Writing for PS since 2021
    5 Commentaries

    Margrethe Vestager is Executive Vice President of the European Commission.

  10. Ursula  von der Leyen

    Ursula von der Leyen

    Writing for PS since 2021
    3 Commentaries

    Ursula von der Leyen is President of the European Commission.

  11. Rick van der Ploeg

    Rick van der Ploeg

    Writing for PS since 2005
    3 Commentaries

    Rick van der Ploeg is Professor of Economics and Research Director of the Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource-Rich Economies at the University of Oxford.

  12. Huw van Steenis

    Huw van Steenis

    Writing for PS since 2019
    3 Commentaries

    Huw van Steenis, a former senior adviser to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, is Chair of Sustainable Finance at UBS and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Financial and Monetary Systems.

  13. Cobus van Staden

    Cobus van Staden

    Writing for PS since 2018
    3 Commentaries

    Cobus van Staden is a senior foreign policy researcher at the South African Institute of International Affairs.

  14. Antonio Vitorino

    Antonio Vitorino

    Writing for PS since 2011
    3 Commentaries

    Antonio Vitorino is a former Portuguese EU Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs.

  15. Jeroen van der Veer

    Jeroen van der Veer

    Writing for PS since 2008
    2 Commentaries

    Jeroen van der Veer, Chief Executive of Royal Dutch Shell plc, is Energy Community leader of the World Economic Forum energy industry partnership in 2007-2008 and this year's chairman of the Energy Summit in Davos. He also chairs the Energy and Climate Change working group of the European Round Table of Industrialists.

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    America’s Childcare Is Unfit for the Postmodern Age

    Bruce Ackerman urges US President Joe Biden to put universal preschool at the center of his re-election campaign.
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    History Already Tells Us the Future of AI

    Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson find policy lessons for the 2020s in the work of the early-nineteenth-century economist David Ricardo.
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    Trump and the Risk of a US Debt Default

    William L. Silber thinks the former president would be even more reckless if awarded another term this year.
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    Europe’s Red Tape Is Helping Russia

    Laurence Boone & Nicu Popescu

    The European Union’s cumbersome and narrowly defined regulations for public procurement and spending are not simply inadequate; they are dangerous. They weaken the bloc’s ability to protect itself from a broad range of Russian hybrid attacks while prolonging Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.

    propose a European Defense Production Act to help fast-track processes for public procurement and spending.
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    What to Look for in Trump’s First Trial

    Eric Posner

    The intricate legal issues and colorful characters in Donald Trump's criminal trials will undoubtedly keep the media and the viewing public enraptured for months to come. But when it comes to the 2024 election, all that really matters is how the defendant appears to a narrow sliver of undecided voters.

    points out that optics, more than the law or the facts, will be what matters most for the election.
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    AI Holds the Key to Resilient Cities

    Justina Nixon-Saintil surveys the technology's foreseeable applications in promoting urban sustainable development.
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    How Risky Is Japan’s Monetary-Policy Normalization?

    Takatoshi Ito considers the implications of the central bank’s exit from negative interest rates and quantitative easing.
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    As Families Change, So Must the Safety Net

    Neha Bansal urges governments to implement policies that promote intergenerational integration and solidarity.
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    The Language of Political Control

    Robert Skidelsky views recent linguistic innovations as manipulative efforts to compel “correct” thought and perception.

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