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By Anders Åslund - Mar 14,2020
WASHINGTON, DC — On Monday, February 24, with stock markets close to all-time highs, the world was suddenly thrown into a financial crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. And ever since, international leaders have been making the worst of a bad situation.
By Anders Åslund - Sep 08,2018
STOCKHOLM — Wars are expensive, as the Russian people are now learning.
By Anders Åslund - Oct 28,2017
In 1984, just before Mikhail Gorbachev’s ascent to power, there was a sense in Moscow that the Soviet Union was petrified, and nothing could change.
By Anders Åslund - Sep 21,2017
Ukraine’s capital abounds with signs of hope and anarchy.
By Anders Åslund - Jul 01,2017
Under President Vladimir Putin, cronyism has replaced Russia’s once-burgeoning capitalism.If Putin lives by any motto, it is this: “To my friends, anything; for my enemies, the law.”In his 2000 “autobiography” “First Person”, Putin reveals what “counts most” to him.“I have a lot
By Anders Åslund - Apr 29,2017
Vladimir Putin’s Russia is looking more and more like the sclerotic and stagnant Soviet Union of the Leonid Brezhnev era.
By Anders Åslund - Feb 09,2017
After more than two years of economic contraction, Russia seems to have achieved some semblance of stability.Though economic growth is expected to reach only about 1 per cent in 2017, the fear of economic destabilisation that has permeated the country since its 2014 invasion of C
By Anders Åslund - Oct 06,2016
Ukraine’s immediate economic crisis has been resolved, but its economy remains fragile and still needs international support.If the new Ukrainian government becomes complacent, the country’s gains could be lost.Ukraine has come a long way since the 2013-2014 “Euromaidan” uprising
By Anders Åslund - Sep 01,2016
In July, the International Monetary Fund’s Independent Evaluation Office released a major report on how the fund handled the euro crisis after 2010.The IEO report is critical of fund behaviour, but, as with previous IMF self-evaluations, it misses many substantive issues.Specific
By Anders Åslund - Feb 29,2016
It is time to put the rise of the emerging economies in perspective. The rapid economic growth in much of the developing world since the beginning of the century was fuelled by a commodity boom and an overextension of credit.But because the emerging-market boom was not accom



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