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    Kleptocracy Weekly: 6/19-6/23
    Jun23

    Kleptocracy Weekly: 6/19-6/23

    The latest on KI’s blog: Natalie Duffy discusses how the Armed Services Committee has a revolving door all its own. U.S. 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. Op-ed by Representative Tom Suozzi: Americans must unite...

    Russia Riled By Polish Decision to Destroy Red Army Monuments
    Jun23

    Russia Riled By Polish Decision to Destroy Red Army Monuments

    Adding insult to injury, the Sejm voted for the bill on a day Russia commemorates those who lost their lives in the fight against Nazism. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    If Russia Wants the Syria Mess, Let Them Have It
    Jun23

    If Russia Wants the Syria Mess, Let Them Have It

    Ted Galen Carpenter Relations between Moscow and Washington continue to deteriorate over a variety of issues. Contrary to the expectations of Americans who favor a more conciliatory policy toward Russia (and contrary to the fears of those who believe that a confrontational stance is necessary), the frigid bilateral relationship during Barack...

    Kleptocracy Daily: June 23, 2017
    Jun23

    Kleptocracy Daily: June 23, 2017

    News A Trump appointee to an advisory board is also a well-paid lobbyist for Saudi Arabia, making $430,000 from the kingdom — sparking ethics concerns about the President’s “drain the swamp” pledge. Defense lawyers say a recent Supreme Court ruling could change the way the SEC enforces the FCPA, the U.S. foreign-bribery law. EU leaders...

    US Supreme Court opens the floodgates for the trademarking of racist slurs
    Jun23

    US Supreme Court opens the floodgates for the trademarking of racist slurs

    The Slants in concert/Tommy Byrd/Flickr, CC BY-NCYou may not have heard of Asian-American dance-rock band, The Slants, but you may soon be very aware of a troubling precedent set after they won a contentious legal victory in the US Supreme Court. Founder and bass player, Simon Tam, first tried to register the band’s name as a trademark in...

    A ‘Brexit Election’ that Shied Away from Foreign Policy
    Jun23

    A ‘Brexit Election’ that Shied Away from Foreign Policy

    After the surprising results of the so-called ‘Brexit election’, which left the Conservative party short of a majority in Parliament, polling suggests that the British public has an increasing interest in UK foreign policy, although it feels uninformed and is increasingly divided on foreign policy issues.Download the article (PDF)Much has...

    Nord Stream 2 means gains for Germany but pain for Europe
    Jun23

    Nord Stream 2 means gains for Germany but pain for Europe

    This opinion piece was also published in German in EnerGate The construction of a new pipeline under the Baltic Sea between Russia and Germany throws up a series of economic, legal and political questions. German politicians face a particular dilemma. The project seems likely to be profitable for Germany itself, but it would worsen the gas supply...

    Newsbrief June 2017
    Jun23

    Newsbrief June 2017

    Concise briefings on contemporary issues and trends in international securityNo: 3Volume: 37Newsbrief …read more Source: Royal United Services Institute...

    Can the EU and China act together?
    Jun23

    Can the EU and China act together?

    The post-Second World War and post-Cold War international system is facing some strong headwinds. Europe has been under siege from massive immigration, terrorist attacks, rising populism, a war in Ukraine and, of course, Brexit. The Middle East remains stuck in violence and cold peace without any hopeful signs. Meanwhile, East Asia seems to be...

    Russia, Not Ukraine, Is Serial Violator of Ceasefire Agreement
    Jun23

    Russia, Not Ukraine, Is Serial Violator of Ceasefire Agreement

    The context is this: Moscow is conducting the war in Ukraine’s east; without Russian leadership, troops, financing, and weapons, there would be no war …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

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