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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
    48 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
    45 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
    26 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. 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.

  6. Jonathan Woetzel

    Jonathan Woetzel

    Writing for PS since 2014
    14 Commentaries

    Jonathan Woetzel, a McKinsey senior partner, is Director of the McKinsey Global Institute and co-author of No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends.

  7. 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.

  8. Gernot Wagner

    Gernot Wagner

    Writing for PS since 2016
    9 Commentaries

    Gernot Wagner, a climate economist at Columbia Business School (on leave from New York University), is the author of five books, most recently Geoengineering: The Gamble (Polity, 2021).

  9. 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.

  10. Robin Wright

    Robin Wright

    Writing for PS since 1995
    6 Commentaries

    Diplomatic Correspondent, "Los Angeles Times."

  11. Wing Thye Woo

    Wing Thye Woo

    Writing for PS since 2008
    6 Commentaries

    Wing Thye Woo is a professor at the University of California, Davis, Sunway University in Kuala Lumpur, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. 

  12. James D. Wolfensohn

    James D. Wolfensohn

    Writing for PS since 2003
    6 Commentaries

    James Wolfensohn is Chairman of Wolfensohn & Co and a former President of the World Bank.

  13. Leon Willems

    Leon Willems

    Writing for PS since 2017
    6 Commentaries

    Leon Willems is Director of Free Press Unlimited.

  14. Nick Witney

    Nick Witney

    Writing for PS since 2008
    5 Commentaries

    Nick Witney, former Chief Executive of the European Defense Agency, is a senior policy fellow with the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).

  15. Andrew Wilson

    Andrew Wilson

    Writing for PS since 2008
    5 Commentaries

    Andrew Wilson is a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations.

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    The Language of Ukrainian Resistance

    Volodymyr Rafeyenko interviewed by Marci Shore

    The war in Ukraine has raised profound questions of political identity and its relationship to language. What happens to a novelist who writes in the invaders' tongue but no longer has anything to say to them in it?

    discuss the politics of language and literature, and the experience of being a refugee in one’s own country.
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    Is Crypto in Terminal Decline?

    Some have long argued that private digital money and the technology underpinning it will revolutionize finance in the long term. But with Bitcoin plunging, stablecoins collapsing, and crypto lenders freezing withdrawals, we asked PS commentators whether the industry has a future.

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