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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. Fighting Ukraine’s Financial Fire
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    Fighting Ukraine’s Financial Fire

    Oct 11, 2022 Anders Åslund warns that inflation is soaring because the government lacks the resources it needs to continue functioning.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    The Economics of Mainstreaming Climate Action

    Jean Pisani-Ferry & Selma Mahfouz identify the risks and short-term costs associated with the energy transition over the next decade.
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    Killing Twitter

    Antara Haldar explains what Elon Musk fundamentally misunderstands about the platform – and about free speech.
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    The Napoleons of Big Tech

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    Recent events in the technology sector suggest that investors and lenders should be demanding a premium to cover the risk that a star entrepreneur will become an egomaniacal dictator. With each business cycle, it seems, old lessons must be relearned.

    sees in the industry’s harsh reckoning this year lessons that apparently can’t be learned often enough.
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    The Crypto Emperor’s New Clothes

    The collapse of several crypto platforms this year – including the spectacular crash of the second-largest cryptocurrency exchange, FTX – has raised fundamental questions about the credibility of a digital innovation once hailed as the key to democratizing finance. Has crypto finally been exposed as a scam, or will a new, stronger crypto industry emerge from the current turmoil?

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    The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Crisis

    Seth Berkley & Werner Hoyer explain why global leaders must urgently introduce equitable pandemic-response mechanisms.
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    Rishi Sunak’s Daunting Challenge

    Chris Patten urges the UK prime minister to join the battle for the soul of the Conservative Party after a disastrous year.
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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell urges European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.

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