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    Moving message of solidarity from Kremlin hostage Roman Sushchenko on sentence of Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov
    Sep29

    Moving message of solidarity from Kremlin hostage Roman Sushchenko on sentence of Crimean Tatar leader Ilmi Umerov

    There has been widespread condemnation of Russia’s two-year prison sentence on Crimean Tatar leader lmi Umerov “for voicing dissent against the illegal annexation of the Crimean peninsula”. The most poignant was from Roman Sushchenko, the Ukrainian journalist seized by the Russian FSB almost exactly a year ago …read more Source:...

    Watch List Findings: Sept. 23, 2017
    Sep23

    Watch List Findings: Sept. 23, 2017

    What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this list manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will...

    Media Mis/Trust and Other Paradoxes
    Sep23

    Media Mis/Trust and Other Paradoxes

    Although the results of recent surveys in Central and Eastern Europe seem hard to piece together, they are telltales of the regional mood. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    German Elections Reveal Political Rise of Russian Minority
    Sep23

    German Elections Reveal Political Rise of Russian Minority

    Although most have been in the country for two decades or longer, many Russians don’t follow German media and look to Moscow for support. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia to Pay Damages to Beslan Survivors – Reluctantly
    Sep23

    Russia to Pay Damages to Beslan Survivors – Reluctantly

    2004 tragedy opened fault lines between the government and critics of its shoot-to-kill approach to terror incidents. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Revised European Neighbourhood Policy: Continuity and Change in EU Foreign Policy, Dimitris Bouris and Tobias Schumacher (eds.) (College of Europe, Natolin)
    Sep23

    The Revised European Neighbourhood Policy: Continuity and Change in EU Foreign Policy, Dimitris Bouris and Tobias Schumacher (eds.) (College of Europe, Natolin)

    Dimitris Bouris and Tobias Schumacher (eds.), The Revised European Neighbourhood Policy. Continuity and Change in EU Foreign Policy, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 306p, 2017 This book analyses the revised European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) which entered into force in May 2011, thereby replacing its predecessor of 2003/2004. The edited volume...

    More than javelins, Ukraine needs change
    Sep23

    More than javelins, Ukraine needs change

    I remember Ukraine as a friendlier place. But my country’s recent uptick of expelling foreigners it considers inconvenient belies a less hospitable, darker trend. The government that grew out of Ukraine’s 2014 “Revolution of Peoples’ Dignity” now has some Ukrainians reminiscing about the more tolerant, less corrupt government it...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: September 22, 2017
    Sep23

    Kleptocracy Weekly: September 22, 2017

    ​ Anonymous companies: “The federal government should do more to push back against the states that are helping transform the United States into a global offshore haven—and they should start to publicize the criminals, arms dealers, and kleptocrats that are taking advantage…” Casey Michel advocates an end to beneficial ownership secrecy. (Foreign...

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 22, 2017
    Sep23

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 22, 2017

    ​ China: A major new research paper by Anne-Marie Brady delves into Beijing’s aggressive political influence operations worldwide, using New Zealand as a particularly troubling case study. (Summary here). (Wilson Center, NZ Herald) Bannon in Beijing: Steve Bannon secretly met with Wang Qishan, China’s anti-graft chief and the...

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 21, 2017
    Sep23

    Kleptocracy Daily: September 21, 2017

    ​ Manafort: Trump’s former campaign manager reportedly offered “private briefings” to oligarch Oleg Deripaska during the campaign. Despite being under investigation,Manafort is still lobbying for foreign interests. (WaPo, NYT) Enablers: “Spray luminol across London’s major PR houses, and you’ll see similar blood spatters,”...

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