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Oleg Ustenko

Oleg Ustenko

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Oleg Ustenko has been Economic Adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky since May 2019.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Boycott Russian Energy Now
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    Boycott Russian Energy Now

    Mar 4, 2022 Oleg Ustenko calls for a full and immediate halt to the financing of Russia's atrocities in Ukraine.

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    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
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    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
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    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
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    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
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    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

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    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
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    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
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    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
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    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

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