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  1. Naomi Wolf

    Naomi Wolf

    Writing for PS since 2008
    78 Commentaries

    Naomi Wolf played a leading role in so-called “third-wave” feminism and as an advocate of “power feminism,” which holds that women must assert themselves politically in order to achieve their goals. She advised the presidential campaigns of Bill Clinton and Al Gore. Her books include The Beauty Myth, The End of America and, most recently, Vagina: A Biography.

  2. Shang-Jin Wei

    Shang-Jin Wei

    Writing for PS since 2015
    62 Commentaries

    Shang-Jin Wei, a former chief economist at the Asian Development Bank, is Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School and Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. 

  3. Ngaire Woods

    Ngaire Woods

    Writing for PS since 2013
    56 Commentaries

    Ngaire Woods is Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.

  4. Kevin Watkins

    Kevin Watkins

    Writing for PS since 2013
    28 Commentaries

    Kevin Watkins, a former CEO of Save the Children UK, is a visiting professor at the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa at the London School of Economics.

  5. Gernot Wagner

    Gernot Wagner

    Writing for PS since 2016
    26 Commentaries

    Gernot Wagner, a climate economist at Columbia Business School, is the author, most recently, of Geoengineering: The Gamble (Polity, 2021).

  6. Jonathan Woetzel

    Jonathan Woetzel

    Writing for PS since 2014
    17 Commentaries

    Jonathan Woetzel, a McKinsey senior partner, is a director of the McKinsey Global Institute.

  7. Richard Weitz

    Richard Weitz

    Writing for PS since 2007
    17 Commentaries

    Richard Weitz is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Political-Military Analysis at the Hudson Institute.

  8. Charles Wyplosz

    Charles Wyplosz

    Writing for PS since 2002
    10 Commentaries

    Charles Wyplosz is Professor of Economics at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Director of the International Center for Money and Banking Studies, and Policy Director of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

  9. Wing Thye Woo

    Wing Thye Woo

    Writing for PS since 2008
    7 Commentaries

    Wing Thye Woo, Vice President for Asia at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of California, Davis and a research professor at Sunway University in Kuala Lumpur and Fudan University in Shanghai.

  10. Olivia White

    Olivia White

    Writing for PS since 2019
    7 Commentaries

    Olivia White, a senior partner in McKinsey & Company’s San Francisco office, is a director of the McKinsey Global Institute.

  11. Richard von Weizsäcker

    Richard von Weizsäcker

    Writing for PS since 2001
    7 Commentaries

    Richard von Weizsäcker is former President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

  12. Isabella M. Weber

    Isabella M. Weber

    Writing for PS since 2021
    7 Commentaries

    Isabella M. Weber, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is the author of How China Escaped Shock Therapy: The Market Reform Debate (Routledge, 2021).

  13. Robin Wright

    Robin Wright

    Writing for PS since 1995
    6 Commentaries

    Diplomatic Correspondent, "Los Angeles Times."

  14. James D. Wolfensohn

    James D. Wolfensohn

    Writing for PS since 2003
    6 Commentaries

    James Wolfensohn was chairman of Wolfensohn & Co. and a former president of the World Bank.

  15. Leon Willems

    Leon Willems

    Writing for PS since 2017
    6 Commentaries

    Leon Willems is Director of Free Press Unlimited.

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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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    Globalization vs. Democracy

    Kaushik Basu highlights the contradictions and vulnerabilities inherent in the current international order.
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    The West’s New Infrastructure Imperative

    Diane Coyle explains why a broader conception of the term could reflect a renewed interest in investing in the future.
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    An Iran-Israel War?

    Iran’s mass ballistic missile and drone attack on Israel last week raised anew the specter of a widening Middle East war that draws in Iran and its proxies, as well as Western countries like the United States. The urgent need to defuse tensions – starting by ending Israel’s war in Gaza and pursuing a lasting political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – is obvious, but can it be done?

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    What a Climate-Aligned IMF Would Look Like

    Mohamed Nasheed & Rakesh Mohan explain how the managing director can fully position the institution to help the most vulnerable countries.
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    The Key to Transforming African Health

    Jayati Ghosh highlights efforts to foster scientific innovation and drug manufacturing on the continent.
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    China’s Rebalancing Imperative

    Stephen S. Roach

    The most successful development stories almost always involve major shifts in the sources of economic growth, which in turn allow economies to reinvent themselves out of necessity or by design. In China, the interplay of mounting external pressures, lagging household consumption, and falling productivity will increasingly shape China’s policy choices in the years ahead.

    explains why the Chinese authorities should switch to a consumption- and productivity-led growth model.
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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami

    Designing a progressive anti-violence strategy that delivers the safety for which a huge share of Latin Americans crave is perhaps the most difficult challenge facing many of the region’s governments. But it is also the most important.

    urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.

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