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    Kleptocracy Weekly: March 17, 2017
    Mar17

    Kleptocracy Weekly: March 17, 2017

    This week on KI.org: Marius Laurinavičius discussed how Europe can help defend U.S. democracy, and why we should remain engaged in Europe.U.S. Former Trump administration pick, who bowed out following a plagiarism scandal, registered as a foreign agent for Ukrainian billionaire oligarch Victor Pinchuk. (The Hill) Members of the Committee on...

    The democratic Russia we lost
    Mar17

    The democratic Russia we lost

    The democratic Russia we lostIt would be erroneous to think that appetite for democracy in Russia will inevitably come in the course of time – it will come only if its citizens feel that their voices do matter. This is the lesson modern Russia should learn from the historic phenomenon of democracies in medieval Novgorod and PskovIt would be...

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 17, 2017
    Mar17

    Kleptocracy Daily: March 17, 2017

    News A U.S. congressman introduced legislation to strengthen safeguards against foreign bribery. (FACT Coalition) South Korean officials face allegations that they “systematically” destroyed evidence in the presidential corruption scandal after it was revealed that the presidential office recently bought a total of 26 paper shredders. (The Korea...

    Cries From Syria
    Mar17

    Cries From Syria

    The world watched, and watched, and watched. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Belarus Reloaded
    Mar17

    Belarus Reloaded

    It has been almost a month since public demonstrations began in Belarus. In an unusual scene for the country, a dozen participating towns have hosted thousands of protestors. Belarusians largely perceive themselves as tolerant and passive. However, the wave of public upheavals currently rolling across the country has dispelled that stereotype and...

    Ukraine Legalizes Blockade on Rebels, Sanctions Russian Banks
    Mar17

    Ukraine Legalizes Blockade on Rebels, Sanctions Russian Banks

    France says blockade will heighten tensions, following a series of provocative moves by rebels and Moscow. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    March 17th, 2017
    Mar17

    March 17th, 2017

    CHINA China Pushes Legal Overhaul That Would Bolster State Power Javier C. Hernández and Owen Guo, THE NEW YORK TIMES For six decades, Chinese leaders have tried to put in place a sweeping civil code to explain the law on some of China’s most contentious issues, including property rights, migrant workers, defamation and divorce. And for six...

    Cut Loose in Europe
    Mar17

    Cut Loose in Europe

    Thousands of Moldovans could find themselves stranded after losing Romanian citizenship in a bureaucratic snafu. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    FTAC: Worlds Closer Together
    Mar17

    FTAC: Worlds Closer Together

    Inspiration for the response came from the “blame America first” community intent on demonizing the same for past horrors, and in this instance the horror was the “Halabja chemical attack” ordered by Saddam Hussein against the Kurdish community at the end of the Iran-Iraq War. In the second part, an accusing and conspiratorial view of the United...

    Austrian bank helps Russia provide passports to Donetsk, Lugansk inhabitants
    Mar17

    Austrian bank helps Russia provide passports to Donetsk, Lugansk inhabitants

    The Russian arm of Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank International is preparing to offer services to people holding passports from two self-proclaimed republics in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, the head of the bank said yesterday (16 March). …read more Source:...

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