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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
    37 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
    33 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
    21 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
    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. 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. Leon Willems

    Leon Willems

    Writing for PS since 2017
    6 Commentaries

    Leon Willems is Director of Free Press Unlimited.

  13. Gernot Wagner

    Gernot Wagner

    Writing for PS since 2016
    6 Commentaries

    Gernot Wagner is a professor at New York University and the co-author of Climate Shock and author of But Will the Planet Notice?

  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. 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.

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    Asian Demonstrators and the American Dream

    Ian Buruma

    Protesters against the military coup in Myanmar hope for a US intervention, showing that America’s image as the champion of global freedom is not yet dead, even after four years of Donald Trump’s “America First” isolationism. But the US was always a selective supporter of democracy, and now it is a diminished one. 

    explains why pro-democracy protesters who place their hopes in the US are bound to be disappointed.
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    What Should Biden Do About Venezuela?

    Ricardo Hausmann & José Ramon Morales-Arilla

    Former US President Donald Trump's policy of maximum pressure on the Venezuelan dictatorship failed to dislodge the regime or alleviate the humanitarian crisis. If Joe Biden is to succeed, he will need a policy that makes life as burdensome as possible for the elite and as bearable and democratic as possible for ordinary Venezuelans. 

    warn that negotiations without sanctions, as some advocate, is a strategy that leads nowhere.
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    The Second Jacksonian Age

    Gordon S. Wood

    The Jacksonian era in antebellum America was, like our own age, a time of extreme democratization and rampant anti-elitism. Now, too, the democratization of knowledge and truth can produce an odd mixture of credulity and skepticism among many ordinary Americans. 

    highlights the striking similarities between the current political era and an earlier “epoch of the hoax.”
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    A Test for Ivory Coast’s Democracy

    Alassane Ouattara

    Public trust in politicians – essential to individual freedom and collective development – depends on free, fair, and transparent elections. Fortunately, the Ivorian government has worked hard to ensure that the parliamentary election on March 6 is a democratic success. 

    is confident that the upcoming parliamentary election will reinforce his country's recent progress.
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    Is Inflation Alive?

    Huge fiscal and monetary stimulus programs have sparked a growing debate about whether advanced economies may sooner or later experience the sort of rapid price growth last seen a generation ago. While stimulus advocates point to current weak demand and the public’s deeply ingrained low-inflation expectations, anxious hawks fear that a new and dangerous global inflationary consensus may be taking hold.

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