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  1. Naomi Wolf

    Naomi Wolf

    Writing for PS since 2008
    76 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. Ngaire Woods

    Ngaire Woods

    Writing for PS since 2013
    34 Commentaries

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

  3. Shang-Jin Wei

    Shang-Jin Wei

    Writing for PS since 2015
    27 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.

  4. Kevin Watkins

    Kevin Watkins

    Writing for PS since 2013
    19 Commentaries

    Kevin Watkins is CEO of Save the Children UK.

  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
    12 Commentaries

    Jonathan Woetzel is a McKinsey senior partner, a 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. 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.

  9. Robin Wright

    Robin Wright

    Writing for PS since 1995
    6 Commentaries

    Diplomatic Correspondent, "Los Angeles Times."

  10. 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. 

  11. 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.

  12. 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).

  13. Leon Willems

    Leon Willems

    Writing for PS since 2017
    5 Commentaries

    Leon Willems is Director of Free Press Unlimited.

  14. Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

    Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

    Writing for PS since 2001
    5 Commentaries

    Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, Professor of History at UC Irvine, is the editor of The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China and the author of Eight Juxtapositions: China Through Imperfect Analogies from Mark Twain to Manchukuo.

  15. Margareta Wahlström

    Margareta Wahlström

    Writing for PS since 2012
    5 Commentaries

    Margareta Wahlström is Head of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

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    China as Economic Bogeyman

    Dani Rodrik

    Many Western economists presume that governments are not very good at identifying industries that merit support, and that domestic consumers and taxpayers incur the bulk of the costs. By the same logic, if Chinese policymakers effectively targeted activities where social benefits exceed private benefits, then it is not clear why foreigners should complain.

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