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Anders Åslund

Anders Åslund

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Anders Åslund, a senior fellow at the Stockholm Free World Forum, is the author of Russia’s Crony Capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy (Yale University Press, 2019).

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  1. The Failure of European Energy Policy
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    The Failure of European Energy Policy

    Sep 1, 2022 Anders Åslund shows how years of unwise policies, especially German policies, created the conditions for today's shortages.

  2. How to Win Friends and Drain Russia’s War Machine
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    How to Win Friends and Drain Russia’s War Machine

    Aug 4, 2022 Anders Åslund explains why a price-cap on the country’s oil exports would be a win-win for the West.

  3. Putin’s Failed State
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    Putin’s Failed State

    Apr 8, 2022 Anders Åslund thinks Ukraine's routing of the Russian military has eliminated the last political asset the Kremlin had.

  4. Russia Must Pay Reparations
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    Russia Must Pay Reparations

    Mar 24, 2022 Anders Åslund calls for the Russian central bank's frozen foreign holdings to be used to reconstruct Ukraine.

  5. Fortress Russia Crumbles
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    Fortress Russia Crumbles

    Mar 9, 2022 Anders Åslund shows how the West managed to topple Vladimir Putin's war economy in the space of a single day.

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    How to Build the European Political Community

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Daniela Schwarzer urge those attending the EU's upcoming Prague summit to establish ambitious goals and a long-term timetable.
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    A Shocking Ten Days for the UK

    Mohamed A. El-Erian

    Recent policy decisions in the United Kingdom have jeopardized the country’s economic well-being and financial stability, with the most vulnerable segments of the population facing the greatest risks. But with rapid and coordinated action, policymakers can still change course.

    explains what policymakers must do to avoid further financial and economic upheaval.
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    Megan Greene and Hindou Ibrahim

    Oct 3, 2022

    Megan Greene is a senior fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School and a member of the Regenerative Crisis Response Committee.

    Hindou Ibrahim is Founder and President of the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad and Co-Chair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change.

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    The Stagflationary Debt Crisis Is Here

    Nouriel Roubini

    The Great Moderation has given way to the Great Stagflation, which will be characterized by instability and a confluence of slow-motion negative supply shocks. US and global equities are already back in a bear market, and the scale of the crisis that awaits has not even been fully priced in yet.

    sees the latest market turmoil as a long-anticipated reckoning for bad policies and negative supply shocks.
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    The Cold War Is Back

    Joschka Fischer explains what the new Russian military and nuclear threat means for the European Union.
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    Putin Escalates, Europe Hesitates

    Simon Johnson urges European leaders to take three steps to counter Russia's illegal annexation of Ukrainian territory.
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    PS Events: Investing in Health for All

    PS editors present the Investing in Health for All event.
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    The ECB Has Been Driving EU Inflation

    Hans-Werner Sinn explains how the European Central Bank has contributed to soaring prices, including for energy.
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    The Populist Climate Threat

    Izabella Teixeira, et al. warn that right-wing nationalists and other political opportunists could normalize inaction.

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