Anders Östlund

Non-resident Fellow

Anders Östlund is a Non-resident Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). He has a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the Stockholm School of Economics and has studied Political Science at Uppsala University. Anders has been an entrepreneur all his adult life and has also been keenly involved in geopolitics since he became an activist in the EuroMaidan protest movement in 2013.

Written by Anders Östlund

blank Give Us the Tools — War Aims in Ukraine The West is beginning to think about a long war in Ukraine, but for most allies, the end game is still far from clear.
blank Germany Take Heed — We Cannot Be Slaves of Putinland Putting business interests above all else is ultimately a destructive and short-term approach.
Photo: A Ukrainian woman cries outside a destroyed residential building by artillery in a residential area in Kyiv amid Russian Invasion, in Kyiv, Ukraine, 18 March 2022. Credit: Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto Kyiv at War The city of Kyiv is very clearly at war, though the damage so far is mostly in Kyiv district where the Russians have fought and failed to break in.
Photo: A Ukrainian service member holds a stray cat in front of a heavily damaged apartment building in the town of Valsylkiv, where local authorities say two Russian Smerch missiles landed causing a yet unknown number of fatalities and casualties. Rescue efforts by first responders and Ukrainian military continue through the day. Vasylkiv, Ukraine, March 1st, 2022. Credit: Justin Yau/ Sipa USA Kyiv: Air Raids, Curfews, and Debit Cards Citizens of Kyiv are learning a new way of life as Russia blasts their city and their homes.
blank Where’s the Peace Movement When You Need It? Western anti-war campaigners have failed to notice Russia’s descent into extreme nationalism and kleptocracy.
Photo: A sniper of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) sits at a fighting position on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces outside of the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk, Ukraine November 19, 2021. Credit: REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Russia Exploits ‘Almost-War’ With 100,000 Russian troops poised on the border of Ukraine and the Kremlin indicating dissatisfaction, the West must remain on its toes for what comes next.