Anders Aslund

For Anders Aslund's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

China should join the Paris Club

Commentary / World Dec 28, 2020

China should join the Paris Club

The problem is that China, the largest sovereign lender in the world, is not a member, because other leading creditors complain that its loans and lending conditions are not transparent.

Russia's oligarchs-in-waiting

Commentary / World Jul 4, 2017

Russia's oligarchs-in-waiting

As the better-known children of Russia's previous generation of oligarchs have steadily left the country, the offspring of Vladimir Putin's cronies have taken their place.

Commentary / World Dec 14, 2015

Putin's newfound prudence

Russia's economic stagnation confronts President Vladimir Putin with a challenge he has never faced: leading the country at a time when there is no light visible at the end of the tunnel.

Commentary / World Sep 1, 2012

Putin's bad neighbor policy reaps poor harvest

Russia has shown itself to be an international spoiler with its ardent support for Syrian President Bashar Assad. The contrast with its benign policy toward Libya in 2011 reflects how Russian foreign policy changed with the return of Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin. On ...