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    Kleptocracy Weekly: February 17, 2017
    Feb17

    Kleptocracy Weekly: February 17, 2017

    Tackling Kleptocracy: AEI’s Michael Rubin examines the true costs of global corruption with Ben Judah’s recent report for KI, The Kleptocracy Curse. (Commentary) United States The Clearing House, which represents major U.S. banks, published a report recommending an overhaul of anti-money laundering rules and the publication of...

    February 17th, 2017
    Feb17

    February 17th, 2017

    CHINA China Says it Has Stopped Harvesting Organs, but Evidence Belies Its Claim Wendy Rogers, THE HUFFINGTON POST The Chinese government has claimed the country no longer harvests organs from prisoners. But recent revelations about two leading Chinese researchers indicate this may not be true. In 2005, China publicly stated what many already...

    February 15th, 2017
    Feb17

    February 15th, 2017

    CHINA China’s Provincial Official Sentenced to 15 Years for GraftTHE INDIAN EXPRESS A former provincial Communist Party leader in China was on Wednesday sentenced to 15 years in prison for corruption, the latest senior official to be jailed under the anti-graft drive launched by Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Zhou Benshun, former Party chief of...

    The rise of counter-elite can take Russia in a new direction
    Feb17

    The rise of counter-elite can take Russia in a new direction

    The rise of counter-elite can take Russia in a new direction Sweeping political changes in Russia might eventually come from a counter-elite — from those who already hold high-ranking positions in the current regime and are well integrated into the ruling classSweeping political changes in Russia might eventually come from a counter-elite — from...

    Berlin’s Foreign Policy Dilemma: A Paradigm Shift in Volatile Times
    Feb17

    Berlin’s Foreign Policy Dilemma: A Paradigm Shift in Volatile Times

    Photo credit: Tobias Koch Germany’s foreign policy over the last decades has been a paradox. An economic power­house with the potential for a key lea­der­ship role in Europe, Germany has often been accused of being too cautious or uncooperative in addressing European and transatlantic challenges. At the same time, expectations for German...

    Will Serbia be able to balance between Russia and the West?
    Feb17

    Will Serbia be able to balance between Russia and the West?

    Will Serbia be able to balance between Russia and the West? It remains to be seen how the EU will respond to Serbia’s plans to sign a free-trade agreement with the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union, given the current geopolitical context and the Kremlin’s contradictions with the West over UkraineIt remains to be seen how the EU will...

    Ukraine: Activities highlights, 2016
    Feb17

    Ukraine: Activities highlights, 2016

    Article | In Ukraine, the ICRC is helping people affected by the conflict in collaboration with the Ukrainian Red Cross. …read more Source: International Committee of the Red...

    Hassan Rouhani and the Future of Iran’s Moderates
    Feb17

    Hassan Rouhani and the Future of Iran’s Moderates

    In Iran’s upcoming elections it is not just the presidency that is at stake, but the future of the country’s moderates. Download the article (PDF)Iran’s presidential elections are fast approaching, and their outcome will influence not only the country’s foreign policy, but also the internal dynamics for the coming years....

    Governors’ Resignations Part of ‘Rotation Process,’ Kremlin Says
    Feb17

    Governors’ Resignations Part of ‘Rotation Process,’ Kremlin Says

    Regional heads are stepping down as the country gears for elections later this year. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    You Are Forbidden to Talk with Russians!
    Feb17

    You Are Forbidden to Talk with Russians!

    A New York Times article says “The agency’s [FBI’s] investigation of Mr. Manafort began last spring as an outgrowth of a criminal investigation into his work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine and for the country’s former president, Viktor F. Yanukovych. It has focused on why he was in such close contact with Russian...

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