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  1. Andrés Velasco

    Andrés Velasco

    Writing for PS since 2001
    150 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
    117 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. Ulrich Volz

    Ulrich Volz

    Writing for PS since 2020
    7 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.

  8. 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.

  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. Mykola  Viknianskiy

    Mykola Viknianskiy

    Writing for PS since 2023
    3 Commentaries

    Mykola Viknianskiy is a Ukrainian businessman and humanitarian activist.

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    Europe Must Clamp Down on Russian Oil Flows Through Turkey

    Martin Vladimirov urges policymakers to close the sanctions loophole that allows the Kremlin to sell fossil fuels to the EU.
  2. mcarthur3_Michael Kappelerpicture alliance via Getty Images_SDGs Michael Kappeler/picture alliance via Getty Images

    Rebooting the Sustainable Development Goals

    John W. McArthur & Zia Khan urge political, business, and civil-society leaders to foster the big ideas needed to meet the 2030 targets.
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    Is Greece’s Six-Day Work Week a Harbinger?

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg points out that the country is facing the same demographic problem as almost all advanced economies.
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    The Euro and Its Imperial Ancestors

    Victoria Gierok

    At 25, the euro has come of age at a time when European politics is tending toward fragmentation and a renewed emphasis on national sovereignty. To determine whether it will last, it helps to consult the history of earlier common-currency projects.

    draws lessons from earlier experiments with common currencies across disparate polities and economies.
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    Overcoming Political Short-Termism in Latin America

    Eric Parrado envisions independent institutions empowered to devise and implement long-term development-related policies.
  6. salehiisfahani9_ATTA KENAREAFP via Getty Images_pezeshkianzarif Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images

    Iran’s Economy Needs a New Deal with the West

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani shows that pursuing sanctions relief is the only solution to the country's stagflation.
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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.

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