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Oleg Ustenko

Oleg Ustenko

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Oleg Ustenko was an economic adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky from May 2019 until March 2024.

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  1. Russian Revisionism and the Sources of Western Weakness
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    Russian Revisionism and the Sources of Western Weakness

    Apr 2, 2024 Simon Johnson & Oleg Ustenko explain why Vladimir Putin’s effort to revise the post-Cold War geopolitical order could succeed.

  2. Why Are Russian Oil Products Still Being Sold in America?
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    Why Are Russian Oil Products Still Being Sold in America?

    Jul 3, 2023 Simon Johnson & Oleg Ustenko argue that all imports from “laundromat countries,” without exception, should now be prohibited.

  3. How to Stop Russia Immediately
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    How to Stop Russia Immediately

    Jun 23, 2022 German Galushchenko & Oleg Ustenko call for measures to cap the price paid for Russian oil while Europe prepares its embargo.

  4. How to Do More for Ukraine
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    How to Do More for Ukraine

    May 13, 2022 Oleg Ustenko interviewed by Michael R. Strain about the additional steps Western powers can take to end Russia's war and hold it accountable.

  5. Russia Is Finished as a Major Energy Power
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    Russia Is Finished as a Major Energy Power

    Mar 31, 2022 Simon Johnson & Oleg Ustenko say that the US, Europe, and their allies have all the tools needed to neutralize the country's leverage.

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    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
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    The Dangerous Incoherence of US Trade Policy

    Stephen S. Roach warns that America’s latest tariffs against China raise the risk of a catastrophic superpower conflict.
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    A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

    Vera Songwe identifies three ways that the United States can ultimately help itself by helping the continent.
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    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.
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    The Global Implications of Georgia’s Political Crisis

    Salome Samadashvili

    Borrowing from the Kremlin’s playbook, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia’s de facto ruler, is seeking to eliminate foreign-funded NGOs, suppress independent media, and eradicate the political opposition. His determination to establish an authoritarian regime reflects his harmony of interests with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    implores the US and Europe to bolster democracy in the country at a make-or-break moment.
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    Read More Summer 2024 Reading List

    PS editors share books that have impressed them lately, and say why you should consider adding them to your summer reading list.
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    Building Resilience in the Developing World

    Erik Berglöf argues for additional financing mechanisms to protect low-income economies against proliferating shocks.
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    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
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    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.

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