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Konstantin Sonin

Konstantin Sonin

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Konstantin Sonin is a professor at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.

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  1. Sympathy for the Oligarch
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    Sympathy for the Oligarch

    Aug 18, 2023 Konstantin Sonin laments the sanctioning of two pioneers of Russia’s market economy, Petr Aven and Mikhail Fridman.

  2. How Russia Could Benefit from Ukraine’s NATO Membership
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    How Russia Could Benefit from Ukraine’s NATO Membership

    Jul 24, 2023 Konstantin Sonin argues that entry into the alliance would mark the end of Vladimir Putin’s imperial aspirations.

  3. Ukraine Beyond the Impeachment Headlines
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    Ukraine Beyond the Impeachment Headlines

    Jan 29, 2020 Konstantin Sonin laments that the media's focus on corruption is ignoring positive changes under President Volodymyr Zelensky.

  4. Russia’s World Cup Opportunity
    The stadium hosts the first test match ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Sergei Savostyanov\TASS via Getty Images

    Russia’s World Cup Opportunity

    Apr 25, 2018 Konstantin Sonin expects the event to provide an impetus for tolerance and comity, especially within the host country.

  5. Russia’s Economic Stagnation Is Here to Stay
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    Russia’s Economic Stagnation Is Here to Stay

    Feb 1, 2018 Konstantin Sonin expects the country's political dysfunction to derail any prospective return to strong economic growth.

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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.
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    Europe and the World Need Ukraine to Prevail

    Dmytro Kuleba & Josep Borrell

    Ukrainians, Europeans, and others around the world all have an interest in opposing the kind of war of aggression that Russia launched two years ago. Failing to support Ukraine now would invite a return to the dark past of military aggression, imperialism, and colonialism – and not just in Europe.

    remind everyone of the stakes in Russia's war of aggression, as it enters its third year.

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