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    Kleptocracy Daily: June 19, 2017
    Jun19

    Kleptocracy Daily: June 19, 2017

    News U.S. lawmakers are launching a fresh effort to outlaw “shell companies” amid fears that Russia is exploiting such opaque corporate vehicles to spread its influence. The EU Foreign Ministers extend sanctions against Crimea. An investment group that U.S. authorities say is run by Russian mobsters and linked to the Russian government sent at...

    EU extends Crimea bans, same expected for broader Russia sanctions
    Jun19

    EU extends Crimea bans, same expected for broader Russia sanctions

    The European Union extended on Monday (19 June) for another year its trade sanctions on the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Russia from Ukraine in 2014, and diplomats said they expected the bloc to do the same for its sanctions on Moscow soon. …read more Source:...

    Russia’s Gadfly RBC Sold to Kremlin-Friendly Media Owner
    Jun19

    Russia’s Gadfly RBC Sold to Kremlin-Friendly Media Owner

    Group was one of the last major media willing to investigate the hidden dealings of Putin and his circle. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Is “Hybrid Geopolitics” the Next EU Foreign Policy Doctrine?
    Jun19

    Is “Hybrid Geopolitics” the Next EU Foreign Policy Doctrine?

    The crisis in Ukraine has pushed the European Union to become a different kind of policy actor. …read more Source: Carnegie...

    New U.S. Sanctions Could Hit Russo-German Pipeline Project
    Jun19

    New U.S. Sanctions Could Hit Russo-German Pipeline Project

    White House said it was trying to defang Senate bill that would limit Trump’s powers to ease sanctions. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Thousands Rally For Gay Pride In Kyiv, Amid Massive Police Presence
    Jun19

    Thousands Rally For Gay Pride In Kyiv, Amid Massive Police Presence

    According to police, some 2,500 people gathered for the March of Equality in the center of Kyiv. An estimated 5,500 officers ensured that the event proceeded without disturbance. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Energy security: Lowering ambition and leaving Ukraine out in the cold
    Jun19

    Energy security: Lowering ambition and leaving Ukraine out in the cold

    Short-sightedness and lack of solidarity have hollowed out the energy package. While there are certain positive developments in the Security of Gas Supply Regulation, the EU is simply not up to the game in the new reality of energy geopolitics. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian IT specialist faces criminal charges after exposing Security Service corruption
    Jun19

    Ukrainian IT specialist faces criminal charges after exposing Security Service corruption

    Less than two months after a raid by the SBU [Security Service] on Ukraine’s main investment bank aroused huge furor, the SBU has again positioned itself firmly in the firing line. They stand accused of corruption and lying, and have only added to the negative publicity by declaring Mykhailo Yakhymovych, the man who made the allegations, on...

    The Quiet Assault – A Glance at Interdicted Tech Smuggling to Russia and China
    Jun18

    The Quiet Assault – A Glance at Interdicted Tech Smuggling to Russia and China

    Set aside Anna and her ring. Last week’s short wee-hour’s shutdown of a portion of Charleston’s port set off by a potentially disinformed conspiracy blogger and webcaster signaled popular American concern and sensitivity to the defense of the homeland, never mind the capabilities and sensitivities of the nation’s capacious...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: June 16, 2017
    Jun16

    Kleptocracy Weekly: June 16, 2017

    On Wednesday, KI launched Weaponizing Kleptocracy: Putin’s Hybrid Warfare by Marius Laurinavicius at Hudson Institute. Watch the event and read the report. United States Senators passed a major new Russia sanctions bill. Germany threatened retaliation if the measures harm its commercial interests. (Atlantic Council, Reuters) Rep. Tom Suozzi...

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