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  1. Milan Vaishnav is the director of the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is the author of When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics.

  2. Ivan Vejvoda is Vice President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

  3. Erion Veliaj is Mayor of Tirana.

  4. Stefaan G. Verhulst

    Stefaan G. Verhulst

    1 Commentary

    Stefaan G. Verhulst is Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer of the GovLab at New York University.

  5. Maarten Verwey is Director-General of Economic and Financial Affairs for the European Commission.

  6. Francisco Vidal Luna

    Francisco Vidal Luna

    1 Commentary

    Francisco Vidal Luna, Professor Emeritus of Economic History at the University of São Paulo, is co-author, most recently, of Feeding the World: Brazil’s Transformation into a Modern Agricultural Economy and Modern Brazil: A Social History.

  7. Klaas van Egmond is Professor of Geosciences at Utrecht University.

  8. Viktor Vanberg

    Viktor Vanberg

    Writing for PS since 1997
    1 Commentary

    Professor of Economics, University of Freiburg, Germany.

  9. Xavier Vives

    Xavier Vives

    Writing for PS since 2000
    16 Commentaries

    Xavier Vives, Professor of Economics and Finance at IESE Business School, is the co-author (with Patrick Bolton, Harrison Hong, and Marcin Kacperczyk) of the report Resilience of the Financial System to Natural Disasters.

  10. Harold E. Varmus

    Harold E. Varmus

    Writing for PS since 2001
    1 Commentary

    President of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. From 1993 to 1999 he was Director of the US National Institutes of Health. A Nobel laureate in Medicine (1989).

  11. Andrés Velasco

    Andrés Velasco

    Writing for PS since 2001
    127 Commentaries

    Andrés Velasco, a former presidential candidate and finance minister of Chile, is Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is the author of numerous books and papers on international economics and development, and has served on the faculty at Harvard, Columbia, and New York Universities. 

  12. Antje Vollmer

    Antje Vollmer

    Writing for PS since 2001
    1 Commentary

    Vice-President of the German Bundestag.

  13. Peter van Walsum

    Peter van Walsum

    Writing for PS since 2002
    1 Commentary

    Represented the Netherlands on the UN Security Council in 1999 and 2000. During that time he was chairman of the Iraq sanctions committee.

  14. Jürgen von Hagen

    Jürgen von Hagen

    Writing for PS since 2002
    1 Commentary

    Professor of Economics at ZEI, University of Bonn, and the Center for Economic Policy Research.

  15. Vladimir Voinovich

    Vladimir Voinovich

    Writing for PS since 2003
    2 Commentaries

    Vladimir Voinovich, author of The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin, was a Russian novelist and Soviet dissident.

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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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