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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 (with Andrius Kubilius) of Reconstruction, Reform, and EU Accession for Ukraine (Frivärld, 2023).

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  1. A Unified Western Strategy for Ukraine
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    A Unified Western Strategy for Ukraine

    May 15, 2024 Anders Åslund proposes a maximalist approach to military aid to replace the current piecemeal injections of old weapons.

  2. Preparing for Ukraine’s Reconstruction
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    Preparing for Ukraine’s Reconstruction

    Jun 13, 2023 Anders Åslund urges global policymakers to use seized Russian assets to finance the country’s post-war recovery.

  3. Stealing Russia
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    Stealing Russia

    Feb 7, 2023 Anders Åslund shows how the war is redistributing massive wealth and resources to President Vladimir Putin and his cronies.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    The King of the Americans

    Steve Pincus observes that the US Supreme Court has given the president powers denied to English monarchs since James II.
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    Will Trump Benefit from the Attempt on His Life?

    Shang-Jin Wei

    Taiwan’s experience suggests that the attempted assassination of former US President Donald Trump may provide him with enough sympathy votes to return to the White House. Barring a dramatic shift, such as President Joe Biden being replaced by a more dynamic nominee, the prospects for a Democratic victory appear dim.

    draws parallels between the attack on Trump and the incident that swayed the 2004 Taiwanese election.
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    Fighting Climate Change Requires a Different Mindset

    Sonia Guajajara thinks the rest of the world can learn a lot from how indigenous peoples relate to nature.
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    The Supreme Court Just Sabotaged the US Economy

    Kenneth Jacobs considers the implications of a decision that will hobble federal rulemaking and unleash a wave of litigation.
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    Gen Z’s Growing Consumer Power

    Wolfgang Fengler explains how the generation’s enormous economic potential will unfold over the next two decades.
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    Why Is China’s Consumption Rate So Low?

    Zhang Jun thinks Chinese households are spending more than official data indicate, but that more support is needed.
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    South Korea Is Caught in the Crossfire of the US-China Trade War

    Anne O. Krueger warns that America’s recent policy shifts could jeopardize a critical strategic alliance in East Asia.
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    What to Do About the Taliban’s Gender Apartheid

    Gordon Brown proposes how international pressure can be brought to bear to reverse the regime's ban on girls' education.
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    What Labour Needs to Succeed

    Mariana Mazzucato & Sarah Doyle share lessons from other countries about how to implement an effective industrial strategy.

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