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    Kleptocracy Daily: October 19, 2017
    Oct20

    Kleptocracy Daily: October 19, 2017

    ​ Congress: The Helsinki Commission’s recent emphasis on kleptocracy reinforces a growing appetite on the Hill for confronting globalized corruption. (KI) Tax data: Rich countries’ failure to share tax information with developing ones under OECD Common Reporting Standards fuels kleptocracy and hurts the poorest,writes Max de...

    Russia hunts ‘organizers’ of Crimean Tatar solitary pickets against repression
    Oct19

    Russia hunts ‘organizers’ of Crimean Tatar solitary pickets against repression

    A number of Crimean Tatars who on October 14 held single-person pickets in protest at mounting repression have been summoned to the police for questioning. The summonses, like the detention of 49 Crimean Tatar picketers on Saturday, are in breach even of Russian legislation, and there are fears that Russia may try to concoct criminal prosecution...

    Ukrainian arrested in Russia for going to political meetings in Ukraine
    Oct19

    Ukrainian arrested in Russia for going to political meetings in Ukraine

    Russia’s Investigative Committee and FSB have arrested yet another Ukrainian on surreal charges linked with the Ukrainian nationalist organization ‘Right Sector’. Roman Terkovsky is accused of attending entirely legal Right Sector events in Ukraine and of promoting the organization on Facebook. …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

    How Ukraine views Russia and the West
    Oct19

    How Ukraine views Russia and the West

    By Steven PiferFollowing the Soviet Union’s collapse, Ukraine and Russia maintained relations that at times were testy, but their differences largely appeared manageable. That changed in 2014, when the Kremlin used military force to seize Crimea and then supported armed separatism in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas. As a result,...

    Hazardous Legacies:  An Open-Source Overview of the Destruction of Deir ez-Zor’s Oil Industry
    Oct18

    Hazardous Legacies: An Open-Source Overview of the Destruction of Deir ez-Zor’s Oil Industry

    Now that the so-called Islamic State (IS) is rapidly losing terrain in eastern Syria, a race is underway to capture the oil-rich Deir ez-Zor governorate. The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and militias loyal to the Syrian government, under cover of the Russian airstrikes, rush towards the fields east of the Euphrates River; but so does a contingent of...

    The European Council: What makes it to the agenda and why?
    Oct18

    The European Council: What makes it to the agenda and why?

    Written by Izabela Bacian, The Leaders’ Agenda presented by European Council President Donald Tusk in October 2017 sets priorities for action at the European level for the coming two years. Interestingly, the Leaders’ Agenda is based on the Bratislava and Rome declarations informally adopted by the EU27 leaders, and not on the...

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Takes the Lead on Combatting Kleptocracy
    Oct18

    U.S. Helsinki Commission Takes the Lead on Combatting Kleptocracy

    The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (also known as the Helsinki Commission) has used a series of recent events to highlight the threat posed by global kleptocracy to the U.S. and its allies. On October 3, KI Executive Director Charles Davidson testified at a Helsinki Commission hearing on Combatting Kleptocracy with Incorporation...

    Kleptocracy Daily: October 18, 2017
    Oct18

    Kleptocracy Daily: October 18, 2017

    ​ China: Xi Jinping opened the 19th CCP Congress with a three-and-a-half hour speech setting out “a vision of total control — with the party guiding not only the economy and the Internet but culture, religion and morals,” writes Simon Denyer. Xi cited the “virus” of corruption as the greatest threat to the Party and promised to maintain the...

    Georgia Still on the World Bank’s Mind
    Oct18

    Georgia Still on the World Bank’s Mind

    As the World Bank racks up 25 years in Georgia, Mercy Tembon, the bank’s regional director for the South Caucasus, Europe and Central Asia tells Andrew Wrobel that her organisation is as committed to the country’s future as ever. Let’s start with the anniversary. What has the World Bank been doing here for the last quarter of a...

    The Baltic Way: Sedition, Propaganda and Discontent in Latvia
    Oct18

    The Baltic Way: Sedition, Propaganda and Discontent in Latvia

    Stradling itself between Europe’s north and its east, Latvia occupies a unique cultural and geographic space in Europe, finding itself part of German, Swedish, Polish, and Russian empires at different times. This history colors contemporary understanding of the country and its identity, especially in regard to its eastern neighbor – Russia....

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