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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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    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
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    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.
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    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer

    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
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    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
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    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
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    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
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    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
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    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
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    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.

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