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    In a Russia-Ukraine dispute Paris court confirms state companies may resort to investment arbitration
    Dec08

    In a Russia-Ukraine dispute Paris court confirms state companies may resort to investment arbitration

    On 29 November 2016 the Paris Court of Appeal (the Court) decided to upheld the arbitration award in the long-lasting dispute between Russian oil firm PJSC Tatneft (the Tatneft) and Ukraine. In this case, Ukraine was unsuccessfully trying to set aside $112 million investment treaty awards in favour of Tatneft. The main issues of the case was […]...

    Seven years for an SMS: Activists alarmed over Southern Russia treason convictions
    Dec08

    Seven years for an SMS: Activists alarmed over Southern Russia treason convictions

    Oksana Sevastidi was sentenced to 7 years for a text message from 2008 and she is just one of at least 10 people similarly charged and sentenced by a secret court in Russia’southern Krasnodar region. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Crimean Tatars ’tried’ & fined for solidarity with victims of persecution
    Dec08

    Crimean Tatars ’tried’ & fined for solidarity with victims of persecution

    Russia is extending repressive measures in occupied Crimea to target those who dare ask why when their compatriots are facing persecution …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Far-right activist who ripped up Poroshenko portrait has sentence quashed
    Dec08

    Far-right activist who ripped up Poroshenko portrait has sentence quashed

    The Vinnytsa Regional Court of Appeal has quashed a 4.5 year sentence against activist Yury Pavlenko [Khort] which gained publicity, perhaps unwarrantedly, over the activist’s ripping up of a portrait of President Petro Poroshenko …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    A Future for NATO and the European Union
    Dec08

    A Future for NATO and the European Union

    Blank Section (Placeholder)via AnalysisThe North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union are in disarray. The former has fulfilled its mission. Were it not for Russia’s seizure of the Crimea and invasion of Ukraine and the refugee crisis in Europe spawned by the sectarian Muslim conflict raging in Iraq and Syria, it would be an...

    Kleptocracy Daily: December 7, 2016
    Dec07

    Kleptocracy Daily: December 7, 2016

    Charles Davidson, KI’s Executive Director, testified on “Corruption: A Danger to Democracy in Europe and Eurasia” at the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats this morning. News Oleksandr Onyshchenko’s corruption allegations against President Poroshenko extend to the U.S., and have been vigorously...

    Trump’s Team Should Ditch the ‘Clash of Civilizations’
    Dec07

    Trump’s Team Should Ditch the ‘Clash of Civilizations’

    Emma Ashford If there is one common thread that connects President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign-policy appointments, it is the belief that the United States is engaged in a civilizational war against “radical Islamic terrorism.” Indeed, while Trump himself—with his ambivalence towards books—may not even know it, the incoming administration...

    Beware of the Russian Bear in the Balkans
    Dec07

    Beware of the Russian Bear in the Balkans

    On October 16, just hours before Montenegrins were due to head to the polls, the government made an alarming announcement. It claimed security services had foiled a Russian nationalist attempt to seize control of the parliament and assassinate Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic (who has since resigned).The Kremlin undoubtedly has an axe to grind with...

    Corruption: A Danger to Democracy in Europe and Eurasia
    Dec07

    Corruption: A Danger to Democracy in Europe and Eurasia

    On December 7, 2016, KI Executive Director Charles Davidson testified before the House Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats. Watch the opening statements and first questions here. STATEMENT OF CHARLES DAVIDSON Executive Director, Kleptocracy Initiative, Hudson Institute Corruption: A Danger to Democracy in Europe...

    After Libya, NATO Looks To Montenegro
    Dec07

    After Libya, NATO Looks To Montenegro

    NATO’s desperate search for a purpose after the fall of the Soviet Union has left a swath of destruction through places like Libya, which it “liberated” nearly six years ago. Now NATO wants to take in tiny Montenegro, a corrupt, poor, Balkan statelet with a total of 2,000 troops. The reason? To further provoke Russia and to open...

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