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    Kleptocracy Daily: September 18, 2017
    Sep19

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 18, 2017

    ​ Compiled by Nate Sibley Trump/Russia: KI Advisory Council member Michael Weiss investigates the finances of Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. Kyle Freeny, a former Justice Department lawyer who worked on the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative, has joined Robert Mueller’s investigation. Squire...

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 12, 2017

    Russia is using anonymous companies and smuggling networks to undercut U.S. sanctions on North Korea. Pyongyang is also trying to acquire cryptocurrencies to dodge sanctions. (WaPo, Bloomberg) Spain is investigating the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in Luxembourg for money laundering. (NYT) Rep. Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: September 15, 2017
    Sep15

    Kleptocracy Weekly: September 15, 2017

    ​ New: How Non-State Actors Export Kleptocratic Norms to the West, a KI/Hudson Institute report by Ilya Zaslavskiy. Fighting back: We live in an era of authoritarian influence, writes Thorsten Benner. How should democracies respond? (Foreign Affairs) Global Magnitsky: An international consortium of NGOs has recommended 15 cases for designation...

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 15, 2017
    Sep15

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 15, 2017

    ​ Fighting back: We live in an era of authoritarian influence, writes Thorsten Benner. How should democracies respond? (Foreign Affairs) Anonymous companies: At a Helsinki Commission hearing on Russian disinformation yesterday, Molly McKew responded to Sen. Whitehouse’s question on U.S. shell firms: “The anonymous movement of money… into...

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 1, 2017
    Sep07

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 1, 2017

    A Florida lobbying firm has been hired by a Turkish government-controlled bank implicated in a major Iranian money laundering scheme by the U.S. Justice Department. (Daily Caller) Gerhard Schröder is pressing on with plans to join the board of Rosneft, despite mounting criticism. (AP) China is rolling back Western global influence through a...

    Advisory Council
    Sep03

    Advisory Council

    The Kleptocracy Initiative has welcomed some distinguished new members to its Advisory Council. Michael Mandelbaum, Minxin Pei, Andrew Wedeman, Michael Weiss, Margaret Whitehead, and Ilya Zaslavaskiy join a team of distinguished experts and thought leaders from the fields of policymaking, academia, and journalism. The Advisory Council supports...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: September 1, 2017
    Sep03

    Kleptocracy Weekly: September 1, 2017

    Kleptocracy Weekly is KI’s round-up of news and features on how globalized corruption threatens democracy, compiled by Nate Sibley. Anonymous Companies “It is difficult to imagine: A rogue nation chose to evade sanctions not by hiding money in North Korea or China or Russia but in the United States. And they did so in our home state of New...

    Kleptocracy Daily: August 31, 2017
    Sep01

    Kleptocracy Daily: August 31, 2017

    Much of Paul Manafort’s work for controversial overseas clients had a common theme: Oleg Deripaska’s backing. Despite the limelight, Manafort appears to still be putting together “major real estate deals with a motley crew from across the globe,” with the help of a talented fixer. (WSJ, Real Deal) Ukraine’s leadership is...

    Kleptocracy Daily: August 30, 2017
    Aug31

    Kleptocracy Daily: August 30, 2017

    Paul Manafort reportedly used prominent DC lobbyists to help polish the image of Viktor Yanukovych, the ousted Ukrainian president. (Daily Beast) Putin may have seen the Panama Papers as a personal attack and wanted revenge, according to two Russian authors. Alexey Navalny alleges that Putin owns a secret dacha island on the Finnish border. A...

    Kleptocracy Daily: August 22, 2017
    Aug26

    Kleptocracy Daily: August 22, 2017

    Portugal is being bought up by elites from its former colony, Angola – with no questions asked about the sources of their wealth. (NYT) Cambridge University Press reversed its decision to block access to online articles following demands by Chinese authorities. “Xi’s crackdown on corruption has been accompanied by a crackdown on dissent and...

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